Newspaper: Fish contaminated with Fukushima radiation detected in Sri Lanka, says chairman of nuclear agency — Load included fish from seas off China

Thursday, March 1, 2012
By Paul Martin

By ENENews
March 1st, 2012

: Imported fish consignment held back pending tests
Source: Sri Lanka News | Online edition of Daily News
Author: Disna MUDALIGE
Date: Feb 29, 2012

The Atomic Energy Authority (AEA) has detected fish consignments imported to Sri Lanka that were contaminated from radio active substances in the seas following the Fukushima nuclear catastrophe, AEA chairman Dr Ranjith Jayawardene said.

He told the Daily News that the AEA had been checking all imported fish consignments to Sri Lanka since the Fukushima incident to ensure these were safe for human consumption.

He noted that the AEA discovered salmon and other fish consignments which were slightly contaminated by radioactive substances last November and also last week during checks. The container load imported in November was released after a laboratory test to ensure that the level of radioactive substances is harmless for human consumption. This load included fish from the seas off China.

The fish consignment imported to the country last week has been retained by the Customs until a special laboratory test. The chairman said that the results of this test would be released within two days. [...]

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