MSN: Nuclear experts call for testing U.S. West Coast waters and Pacific seafood for Fukushima contamination — “I definitely recommend FDA and EPA increase their vigilance”

Tuesday, August 13, 2013
By Paul Martin
August 13th, 2013

Title: Calls for seafood tests due to radiation leak in Japan
Source: MSN News
Author: Matt Kwong
Date: August 12, 2013

Nuclear experts are calling on the U.S. government to test West Coast waters and Pacific seafood sold in the U.S. in the wake of Japan’s alarming admission about an ongoing radiation leak. […]

“We still don’t know how contaminated the water is, and some sampling of the U.S. West Coast waters would be useful, as well as making the sampling of some fish public” [said Dr. Arjun Makhijani, president of the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research.] […]

Makhijani has noted that the bioaccumulation effect of strontium 90 could be devastating for a pregnant mother who ingests aquatic foods or drinks that have been contaminated, as the child could be born with a weakened immune system.

“I definitely would recommend that the FDA and EPA increase their vigilance in terms of the monitoring of food,” he said. […]

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