October 3, 2022

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Japan suspends the sale of a marine fish with excessive radiation

Japan suspends the sale of a marine fish with excessive radiation



 

 

Japan suspends the sale of a marine fish with excessive radiation

 

The Japanese government on February 8, local time, instructed Fukushima Prefecture to suspend the sale of the Hsu’s flat scorpionfish caught off the coast of the county because the fish was detected with excessive radiation.

According to the news released by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare of Japan on the 8th, the test results as of the 7th showed that the radioactive cesium activity of the scorpionfish caught off the coast of Fukushima Prefecture reached 1,400 becquerels per kilogram, far exceeding 100 becquerels per kilogram. Lehr’s Japanese Food Hygiene Standard.

 

The Atomic Energy Disaster Countermeasures Headquarters of the Japanese government instructed Fukushima Prefecture on the 8th to suspend the listing and sale of the scorpionfish caught in the offshore waters of the prefecture in accordance with the country’s “Special Measures for Atomic Energy Disaster Countermeasures Act”, and asked Fukushima Prefecture to continue to monitor the impact of this marine fish. radiation level.

 

The Xu’s flat scorpionfish caught off the coast of Fukushima Prefecture had excessive radioactive substances in February and April 2021, and was temporarily suspended for sale. In December last year, the suspension restrictions were lifted.

 

Japan suspends the sale of a marine fish with excessive radiation

 

According to a recent report by Japan’s Kyodo News, after the Tokyo Electric Power Company’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident, the Japanese government suspended the listing and sales of up to 44 types of seafood in the waters near Fukushima Prefecture.

 

The “3.11” earthquake in 2011 resulted in the meltdown of the core of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, the leakage of radioactive materials, the continuous cooling of the core, and the inflow of rainwater and groundwater into the reactor facilities, resulting in a large amount of nuclear sewage, which is increasing continuously.

 

In April last year, the Japanese government decided to discharge millions of tons of nuclear sewage from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant into the sea after filtering and dilution.

The discharge will start in about two years. The move raised concerns in Japan and neighboring countries, and observers called on the Japanese side to make prudent decisions based on full consultation with neighboring countries.

 

 

 

Japan suspends the sale of a marine fish with excessive radiation

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