Regarding the May 22 Kyodo article “Researchers find high cesium in some Pacific plankton”: Even small amounts of radioactivity in plankton are a big problem because of bio-magnification, as it travels up the food chain as larger animals eat smaller animals.
And once radiation is inside an animal, no radiation level is considered safe. Any radiation inside a human is very dangerous, and humans get it inside them by eating contaminated animals and plants. The dumping of radiation into an ocean that the world uses to harvest fish is an unconscionable travesty that should be punished severely for the wide-ranging suffering and disease it will cause over many years.
Our family and friends no longer eat anything from Japan. We quit eating sardines from Canada because they were fished off the coast of Japan. The Japanese have poisoned the ocean, and it is only getting worse through their lack of control of Tokyo Electric Power Co. and their own government.
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