Fukushima hero died of cancer
This week - we learned that the manager of Japan's crippled Fukishima nuclear plant - Masao Yoshida - died from cancer, his illnesses reportedly had nothing to do with the radiation levels at the Fukushima plant that he worked in around the clock alongside a group of men referred to as the "Fukushima Fifty" trying to contain the nuclear crisis in the days and months following the eathquake and tsunami. But - although Mr. Yoshida's cancer can't be traced back to Fukushima - how many others in Japan may contract cancer in the future that CAN be traced back to Fukushima? On Tuesday - radioactive contamination of groundwater at the plant surged to levels 90-times greater than they were just three days ago, so what effect is the ongoing Fukushima nuclear crisis having in Japan - and what lessons should we be learning in the United States? Kevin Kamps , the radioactive waste watchdog at Beyond Nuclear joins us to answer these questions.
High Levels of Cesium Found in Fish off Ibaraki
High levels of cesium found in fish off Ibaraki
Researchers have found high levels of radioactive cesium in fish caught early this month off Hitachi in Ibaraki Prefecture, northeast of Tokyo.
Prefectural officials said 1,037 becquerels of cesium were discovered per kilogram of Japanese sea bass. That's more than 10 times the government safety limit.
They said it is the 3rd highest level found in marine products in the region. Higher levels were only previously detected in April 2011 -- one month after the Fukushima nuclear accident. The contaminated fish then was sand lance.
The officials said the sea-bass shipment will not hit the market as it does not meet government restrictions.
They admitted they don't know why such a high dose was detected more than 2 years after the accident.
But they said they are working hard to keep the food supply safe.
Jul. 11, 2013 - Updated 16:05 UTC
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