Radioactive Tuna Fish Discovered in West Coast of United States

It has been more than a year since an earthquake triggered across Japan’s coast sparking the world’s worst nuclear crisis. But the environmental impact of those events has hardly diminished. This ongoing nuclear disaster at Fukushima is proving to be cataclysmic for the entire world.

According to scientists, the scores of bluefin tuna arriving at the west coast ofUnited Statesare exhibiting high levels of radiation. These migratory fishes are highly charged with radio activation.

Based on a study appeared in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, more than a dozen bluefin tuna fish caught off the coast of San Diego last year showed abnormally high levels of radioactive caesium.

Expert says that radiation leaked from Japan’s nuclear power plant at Fukushima is the reason behind this disaster.

Fortunately, the level of the radiation in these fishes is not so high to damage human and these radioactive tuna fishes are safe for human consumption.

But the level of radiation found in these samples is more than ten times what was found before the disaster.

This incident shows that how migratory species can carry pollution over vast distances.

According to the Nicholas Fisher, a professor of marine sciences at Stony Brook University, it reveals the fact that eco-regions are interconnected even if they are separated by thousands of miles.

This finding remains us that nuclear disaster can have adverse effects on the health of the world’s species, ecosystems, and even ourselves.

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