[ RadSafe ] Supposedly Highly radioactive trout caught in Fukushima river

Robert Atkinson robert8rpi at yahoo.co.uk
Mon Nov 19 15:27:32 CST 2012

Hi Roger
If I recall and calculate correctly, low sodium salt comes in at about 16,000 Bq per kg due to K40.
I use this as a nice benchmark. Of course you would not eat 500g of Lo-Salt but might eat 500g of fish and K40 is not Cs137. However it is interesting that the "hot" fish is less radioactive than a healty food subsitute!
Robert Atkinson CEng.

From: Roger Helbig <rwhelbig at gmail.com>
To: RADSAFE <radsafe at health.phys.iit.edu> 
Sent: Saturday, 17 November 2012, 7:03
Subject: [ RadSafe ] Supposedly Highly radioactive trout caught in Fukushima river

Is this fish really "highly radioactive"?  What would be the number of
Bq in a kilo of bananas or a kilo of Brazil Nuts?  Does anyone on the
list have a subscription to the Kyodo News Service?


Roger Helbig

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From: nuclear-news <comment-reply at wordpress.com>
Date: Fri, Nov 16, 2012 at 8:59 PM
Subject: [New post] Highly radioactive trout caught in Fukushima river
November 16th, 2012

Only)  Title: Fukushima trout log rad"

Highly radioactive trout caught in Fukushima river

by Christina MacPherson

Source: Kyodo
Date: Nov. 17, 2010

A mountain trout caught in a Fukushima Prefecture river [Niida River
in Minamisoma city] returned a radioactive cesium reading of 11,400
becquerels per kilogram, more than 100 times the government-set limit
for food items, a survey by the Environment Ministry said Friday.

The survey conducted in June and July also found 4,400 becquerels of
radioactive cesium in a smallmouth bass and 3,000 becquerels in a
catfish in Mano Dam in Iitate village, another municipality heavily
affected by the crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant
run by Tokyo Electric Power Co. [...]
See also: Asahi: Gov't worried about highly radioactive fish -- Why
are radiation readings still 100s of times over official safe

Christina MacPherson | November 17, 2012 at 4:59 am | Categories:
environment, Fukushima 2012, Japan | URL: http://wp.me/phgse-8A3

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