100 small fish found dead in Koriyama city Fukushima, the reason is unverified

At 8:45 of 3/26/2013, approximately 100 of small fish (2~3cm) were found dead in the river of Koriyama city Fukushima.

River and national road department of Fukushima didn’t detect harmful material from the water.
They didn’t find oil or chemical material on the dead bodies of fish either.
It’s 100m upstream from the junction with Abukuma river, where radioactive waste was dumped by the decontamination contractors. (cf, [Column] 2 reasons why Fukushima Diary doesn’t cover the “shady” decontamination news [URL])
That day, they dammed up the river for the test operation of a pump house downstream.

The department comments small fish can die of lack of Oxygen in summer time, but this is a rare case.





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100 petits poissons morts à Koriyama dans Fukushima, la raison n’en est pas confirmée


Le 26 mars 2013 à 8:45, approximativement 100 petits poissons (2~3 cm) ont été découverts morts dans le fleuve de la ville de Koriyama à Fukushima.

Le département des Fleuves et routes nationales de Fukushima n’a pas trouvé de matière dangereuse dans l’eau.
Ils n’ont pas trouvé non plus de trace de pétrole ou de matière chimique dans les cadavres de poissons.
C’est à 100 m en amont de la confluence avec le fleuve Abukuma où des déchets radioactifs ont été jetés par les sous-traitants de la décontamination. (cf. [Édito] 2 raisons pour lesquelles le Fukushima Diary ne couvre pas les nouvelles “ombrées” de la décontamination)
Ce jour-là, ils avaient endigué le fleuve pour une opération de test d’une station de pompage en aval.

Le département déclare que les petits poissons peuvent mourir de manque d’oxygène en été mais le cas est rare.



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