Fukushima’s “Dirty” Sushi
The news media is full of news from the ill-fated Japanese power plant Fukushima. After nearly two years since the massive Tsunami struck the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant (The Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant, also known as Fukushima Dai-ichi, is a disabled nuclear power plant located on a 3.5-square-kilometre site in the towns of Okuma and Futaba in the Futaba District of Fukushima Prefecture, Japan) the situation at the nearly but all destroyed power plant remains “critical”.
Radiation has been constantly pouring into the sea of North Pacific Ocean contaminating the fish and the sea wildlife ever since the sea-quake.This in turn has been producing sea fishes and aquatic wildlife tainted with radiation. These fishes has been swimming the entire Pacific sea region and has been carrying with them the radiation contamination. The fisherman fishing the Pacific for great catches has been fishing these fishes. Then these fishes make it to the Asian market (as Japan exports its sea fishes worldwide), some Euro Russian market and finally North American market. Landing in the tables of Sushi lovers.
Sushi’s are particularly deadly as the fish is raw and radiation level is found to the highest in anything uncooked or treated in boiling water.Sushi lovers have been gulping down their fishes unknowingly and enjoying every bit of the fishes.
Unlike the effects of the Hiroshima bombings which have been researched and studied wholly the effects of eating “dirty” fishes or fish contaminated with radioactive water has not been researched, or at least no human subject has volunteered to do so till now. That is eat radiation poisoned fish and see the effects on human body.
As the radiation pollution at the Fukushima plant goes out of control and out of hazard levels as each day passes by since 2011, unsuspected humans devour “dirty” fishes – unknowingly even till today.
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