Tuesday, February 23, 2021

At Fukushima caught fish contaminated with radiation: Incidents: World: Lenta.ru


In the waters of Fukushima Prefecture in Japan, for the first time in two years, fish contaminated with radiation was caught. This is reported by the NHK channel with reference to the local fishing association.

According to the channel, the contamination of the caught and tested seabass was five times higher than the standard safe level. The content of radioactive cesium was exceeded. Because of this find, the fishermen decided to completely stop fishing for this species in the waters of the prefecture, where the nuclear power plant that survived the accident is located.

On February 14, it became known about the leakage of radioactive water from the nuclear power plant. Earlier in the day, it was reported that a powerful earthquake had hit northeastern Japan.

The magnitude of the earthquake was 7.1, the epicenter was recorded in the area of ​​Fukushima prefecture. The number of people affected by the disaster exceeded 100.

In 2011, approximately in the same place there was an earthquake of magnitude 9.0, as a result of which more than 18 thousand people died, as well as an accident at the Fukushima-1 nuclear power plant. A spokesman for Japan’s National Meteorological Office said the tremors were a 2011 aftershock.



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