Category Archives: Biota

No Fukushima Contamination in Alaskan Fish – 2017 Update

AlaskaDEC

No Fukushima contamination has been found in any of 12 fish sampled and tested by the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) in 2017. Sampled between March and July 2017, the Pollock (Gadus chalcogrammus), Pacific Cod (Gadus macrocephalus), Halibut (Hippoglossus stenolepis), Herring (Clupea pallasii), and salmon (Sockeye (Oncorhynchus nerka), Chinook (O. tshawytscha), and Chum (O. keta)) were sampled from waters off the the Southeast panhandle to the Bering Sea.
Continue reading No Fukushima Contamination in Alaskan Fish – 2017 Update

Advertisements

One salmon found with Fukushima Contamination in 2016 After Extended Measurement

Extended testing of select 2016 salmon samples has identified the Fukushima-fingerprint isotope in one sample re-measured earlier this year.  The maximum level of contamination observed in a sample  (134Cs: 0.07 Bq kg-1137Cs: 0.51 Bq kg-1) is over 1,700 times lower than the Health Canada Action Level (1,000 Bq kg-1) and is not known to be a health risk for either humans or the environment.

Continue reading One salmon found with Fukushima Contamination in 2016 After Extended Measurement