Tuna study hints Fukushima plant still emits radiation
For years, Health Canada has been recommending limits on the amount of tuna people should eat to avoid mercury poisoning.
The general advice is to consume no more than 150 grams per week of either tuna, shark, swordfish, escolar, marlin, or orange roughy.
However as the Straight has previously reported, Health Canada has not gotten too worked up about radiation levels in tuna as a result of the Fukushima nuclear accident.
This is in spite of a recent article on the Forbes website about a Pacific bluefin tuna study. It hints that radiation may still be spewing from the damaged Fukushima nuclear reactors into the Pacific Ocean.
Forbes staff writer Monte Burke notes the study's conclusion that tuna excrete radiation from muscle tissue as they swim to California.
Here's what's disturbing: these migratory fish continue showing up with radiation in their bodies after crossing the ocean.
"That means, ultimately, that there is still a high level of radiation in the waters near the Fukushima plant most likely because, as marine chemist, Ken Buessler, asserts, the plant is still leaking radiation into the ocean nearly two years later," Burke writes.