Nuclide analysis results from fish and shellfish within 20km radius of Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, 18 January 2013. The 'murasoi' spotbelly rockfish had 254,000 Bq/kg of radioactive cesium; the jacopever had 110,000 Bq/kg; greenling had 40,000 Bq/kg of cesium. Another spotbelly rockfish had 140,000 Bq/kg cesium. Graphic: TEPCO via

By arevamirpal::laprimavera
21 January 2013

The statement is not really true that the radiation level inside the harbor right at Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant is no different than those outside, further away from the plant, say 10, 20 kilometer radius, as far as the contamination in fish goes.

The data that TEPCO released on 18 January 2013 shows the fish inside 20 kilometer radius to have radioactive cesium in one to three digits, and the fish inside the harbor in three to six digits.

It is not just the "murasoi" spotbelly rockfish with 254,000 Bq/kg of radioactive cesium but also jacopever with 110,000 Bq/kg, greenling with 40,000 Bq/kg of cesium. There was another spotbelly rockfish with 140,000 Bq/kg cesium.

The highest outside the harbor is 480 Bq/kg, and the lowest inside the harbor was 770 Bq/kg of radioactive cesium.

From TEPCO's Handout for the Press, January 18, 2013 (click to enlarge): [more]

Extremely High Levels of Radioactive Cesium in Fish Inside #Fukushima I Nuke Plant Harbor



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