Canadians track Japanese tsunami debris, but won't systematically test salmon for radiation
The Maritime Museum of B.C. has created a Facebook page devoted to collecting photos of debris from last year's Japanese tsunami.
The majority of the material floating across the Pacific Ocean is not expected to arrive in B.C. until 2013 and 2014.
What I find interesting is that there still doesn't appear to be a Facebook page concerning the potential effect of the Fukushima nuclear accident on the Canadian food supply.
Earlier this month, Straight reporter Carlito Pablo wrote an article noting that the Canadian Food Inspection Agency has no plans to systematically test next year's wild salmon for radioactivity.
These fish travel through the same waters as the flotsam and jetsam coming from Japan, where a devastating nuclear accident crippled the Fukushima power plant.
It's okay to keep records of the garbage—but as far as the Conservative government is concerned, it appears to be not okay to examine if any of it is ending up in our digestive tracts.