albacore_catch_hirez_previewvia / April 29, 2014 / Scientists claim to have found slightly elevated levels of radioactivity in US West Coast albacore tuna caused by the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in 2011, according to Oregon State University (OSU).

Researchers from OSU said in new study published in the journal Environmental Science and Technology the increase of radiation has been minute.

In fact, it would be needed to consume more than 700,000 pounds of the fish with the highest radioactive level – just to match the amount of radiation the average person is annually exposed to in everyday life through cosmic rays, the air, the ground, X-rays and other sources, the study says.

“You can’t say there is absolutely zero risk because any radiation is assumed to carry at least some small risk,” Delvan Neville, lead author on the study at OSU said.

“But these trace levels are too small to be a realistic concern,” Neville added.

A total of 26 Pacific albacore caught off the coast between 2008 and 2012 were studied to give a comparison between pre-Fuskushima and post-Fukushima radiation levels.



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By Broc West| 7 Comments | Featured, News


  1. Give it time. as the unstoppable radiation continues to poison the oceans, and as it cumlulates up the food chain, which it will, then it will be all over.

  2. “Minute” does not mean it’s not dangerous.

    Nuclear radiation is dangerous at the “molecular” level.

    Which means a tiny amount can do harm.

  3. No radiation is good ppl are not worrying every one is at risk wake up ppl its very real

  4. I feel bad for the fish.

  5. LOL! Another Gatekeeper….. I’ll believe it when he eats it!

  6. That study ended in 2012, and those fish were caught off the west coast. That study meant to give people false comfort. Go to your grocery store and you will notice that all canned tuna is a product of thailand, not california, lol. Try testing THAT tuna and see how much radiation exists. Im pretty sure that the results will be much different.

  7. Soon we’ll be eating homemade bread and carrots lol

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