Radioactive Salmon Found In Canada

In British Columbia, Canada, there have been sightings of radioactive salmon (first examples) and there were pictures taken to serve as a proof.

After the Fukushima rector’s explosion researchers discovered that more than a third of the largest water surface in the world were contaminated by the radioactive waste. In the University of Victoria, a group of researchers began investigating samples of radioactive salmon. The contamination also reached the West Coast of  America, and fragments of Cesium 123 can still be found in the water of the oceans. The Cesium 123 is the indicator of the Fukushima nuclear contamination.

Environews informed that WHOI is a citizen funded science project that investigates seawater samples and  has been observing the radioactive contamination from the destroyed Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactor in eastern Japan making its way across the Pacific Ocean to the West Coast of America.

Unfortunately, this is not the only reported case of contamination in areas far from Fukushima; As a matter of fact, there have been a large number of  reports, however, only now are the stories getting attention.

As reported by the tests, the samples gathered from the coast in Oregon coast measured approximately 0.3 becquerels, a unit of radioactivity of Cesium 134 in a cubic meter. A number of researchers in both Canada and the US considered this radiation level as safe and also not a risk to the environment or to humans. However, we do not believe that something like a safe amount of radiation exists, especially when living organisms are concerned.

Every single exposure to radiation, irrelevant of how small, raises the risk for developing cancer cells and many other very serious and dangerous medical conditions and problems. In conclusion, people should make sure they do not eat salmon for the time being.

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