As radiation levels and leaks in Japan’s damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant have now reached levels that can “kill an unprotected human within hours,” The Guardian reports today that the South Korean government has banned seafood imports from Japan’s Fukushima region and adjacent areas because Japanese power company Tepco released “scientifically unacceptable” information about how much radiation is lurking around the water surrounding the power plant in question.
South Korea is not alone; China initiated a broader ban on suspected Japanese nuke food more than two years ago.
Many of you already figured that Tepco has never been completely honest about its nuclear plant meltdown, and how the situation has deteriorated to a new level of nasty, so South Korea’s reasoning doesn’t come as a surprise.
Another question neither Tepco nor Japan are ready to answer is, “When will Fukushima’s nuclear contaminants drift to America’s pacific coast, and give US seafood inspectors something to worry about?”
Well, some folks think we should be worried now.
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