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Risk assessment of radioisotope contamination for aquatic living resources in and around Japan

via PNAS / April 2016 Significance Quantification of contamination risk caused by radioisotopes released from the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant is useful for excluding or reducing groundless rumors about food safety. Our new statistical approach made it possible to evaluate the risk ...

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Five years later, Fukushima’s contamination is slow to fade

via arstechnica.com / March 8, 2016 / The Fukushima nuclear disaster occurred almost five years ago in March 2011. It is the largest event of its sort since Chernobyl, which occurred 25 years earlier. The accident was triggered by a tsunami and earthquake that led to a meltdown at the plant. D ...

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Japan Takes South Korea To WTO Over Fukushima-related Food Import Restrictions

via Reuters / May 21, 2015 / Japan launched a trade complaint at the World Trade Organization on Thursday to challenge South Korea's import bans and additional testing requirements for Japanese food after the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster. South Korea expressed regret at Japan’s action and ...

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U.S. Restricts Some Japan Food Imports Over Contamination Concerns

via People's Daily Online / May 9th, 2015 / The United States has recently tightened restriction of food imported from Japan. According to Import Alert 99-33 issued by USFDA, a list of Japanese food will be banned unless they pass physical examination, which includes milk, butter, milk-based infa ...

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Minute traces of radiation from Fukushima discovered in West Coast albacore tuna

via undercurrentnews.com / 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 publ ...

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Fisheries Organization OKs Water Dump at Fukushima

via The Asahi Shimbun / March 25, 2014 / Fishermen here have given the go-ahead for Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s bypass plan to release uncontaminated groundwater into the sea by diverting it before it reaches the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. The Fukushima Prefectural Feder ...

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Radioactive Fish at 124 Times ‘Safe’ Levels Caught Near Fukushima

Black sea bream (Photo: British Marine Life Study Society) by Sarah Lazare / CommonDreams.org / January 13, 2014 / A fish with 124 times the level of radiation deemed safe for food consumption was caught near the ravaged Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan. The government-affiliated ...

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