Fish and seafood are often considered healthy, and most people feel like seafood is good for you. However, today, is that really the case?
As of June 2015, the radiation in the Pacific Ocean reached the US West Coast; the seafood you’ve been eating from the Pacific ocean is loaded with Cesium-137 and Strontium-90. Both radioactive. Strontium-90 mimics calcium. Both radioactive strontium and cesium may end up getting deposited in human bones, where the radiation wreaks havoc on bone marrow, causing bone cancers and blood cancers like Leukemia.
The radiation in the fish is so terrible that wild-caught Alaskan Salmon, Pacific Herring, and Canadian whitefish are being found bloody, with cancerous tumors throughout their bodies. (Superstation95)
Radiation particles moving across the Pacific Ocean
Why is this problem 0ccurring? Fukushima…and perhaps nuclear disasters we do not know about. Everyone seems to know about how the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant was hit by a tsunami which resulted in at least three reactors melting down and four reactors exploding.
This created a problem that the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) didn’t tell anyone about until a full YEAR after the disaster took place. Ground water, flowing from inland, was seeping beneath the blown-up reactors, coming into contact with the melted-down reactor cores, becoming highly radioactive, then flowing into the Pacific Ocean. 300 tons of this radioactive water has been seeping into the Pacific Ocean EVERY DAY since March 15, 2011. Nothing has stopped it, and the flow continues to this very day, October 31, 2015. (Superstation95)
Of course, now most marine life in the Pacific Ocean is contaminated, and many animals are dying. Fish caught and tested near the site have tested positive for radioactive particles. Also, bluefin tuna found near California have also tested positive.
If one looks at the ocean currents above, they can easily see how most sea life in the Pacific Ocean is affected by the leaked radiation. The radiation in the fish is so terrible that wild-caught Alaskan Salmon, Pacific Herring, and Canadian whitefish are being found bloody, with cancerous tumors throughout their bodies. (Superstation95)
The government and nuclear power industry say there is nothing to worry about, but the deaths of sea life and the strange growths found on fish tell a different story.
According to the Local Environmental Observers (LEO) Network in Hydaburg, Alaska, strange growths in the flesh or meat of salmon have been found. “We were fishing for Cohos (silver salmon) at the mouth of the Hydaburg River with line and reel,” said Brian Holter, Jr., who said that eight fish were filled up inside with strange growths that were either white or pink in color. “On the outside the fish looked fine. The growths looked kind of like individual little salmon eggs, and about the same size. The people were seeing the same type of growths in their fish as well,” he continued. (Superstation95)
It appears Pacific fish are no longer safe to eat. What do you think?
Below is a discussion of the effects of the radiation leak on sea life in the Pacific Ocean.
It is also worth noting that commercially caught fish should always be questioned or avoided — radiation or not! Mercury fallout from coal burning should be considered as it accumulates in ocean fish and may lead to mercury poisoning. Several people sell commercially caught fish, whom I know personally, that say they would never eat it. I have also had friends who worked under oppressive conditions for fishermen in Alaska; they were not impressed with what they termed “the rape of Alaska’s wild, natural resources.” If you eat fish, catch it yourself or buy from someone you know who catches away from contaminated waters.