Shipment restriction of fish extended to Aomori, 380km from Fukushima plant


Fukushima Diary reported the increasing amount of cesium in Pacific cod before.
(cf. [Sea contamination] Cesium in Pacific cod is increasing offshore Hokkaido)
Marine products contamination is spreading over Pacific ocean.

Japanese government is going to restrict the shipment of Pacific cod from Aomori prefecture as of 8/27/2012.
Aomori is the furthest North prefecture in Japanese main island. (380km from Fukushima)

Shipment restriction of fish extended to Aomori, 380km from Fukushima plant

Back in June, they measured 116 Bq/Kg of cesium from Pacific cod fished offshore Hachinohe.
Aomori prefecture requested the local fishery cooperation for selt-imposed control.
It was lifted at the end of July, but they measured 132.7 Bq/Kg of cesium on 8/9/2012 again.
They ended up restricting shipment of Pacific cod from Aomori for the first time since 311.

It is questionable why it is only Pacific cod.

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Actually, nothing has progressed in the plant since 2011. We still don't even know what is going on inside. They must keep cooling the crippled reactors by water, but additionally groundwater keeps flowing into the reactor buildings from the broken parts. This is why highly contaminated water is always produced more than it can circulate. Tepco is planning to officially discharge this water to the Pacific but Tritium is still remaining in it. They dilute this with seawater so that it is legally safe, but scientifically the same amount of radioactive tritium is contained. They say it is safe to discharge, but none of them have drunk it.