“intended to prove that food and drink from Fukushima is safe, seven years after…”
From the Independent, UK
By Lydia Smith
December 15, 2017
Research published last year showed the radiation released by the disaster may have lingering effects on fish — but that the risk posed to human beings through consumption, in part thanks to strong regulation, is minimal.
The study, published in the journal PNAS, shows that freshwater fish and ocean bottom dwellers near Fukushima have a higher risk of contamination with the radioactive chemical caesium than most other types of the ocean fish in the same area.
The risk diminishes the further away the fish are from the city’s nuclear facilities — and the research showed there was a relatively low risk of people in Japan consuming contaminated fish. ..
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Research referred to is here: http://www.pnas.org/content/113/14/3838
Two authors are employed by a Japanese federal agency, and the study was partially funded by Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), CREST.