29 May '12, 4am

Radioactive Tuna Discovered in U.S. Waters

Radioactive Tuna Discovered in U.S. Waters

It's been more than a year since an earthquake off the coast of Japan triggered tsunamis and the nation was brought to the brink of nuclear disaster, but the environmental impact of those events has hardly subsided. According to scientists, scores of bluefin tuna have begun arriving to the west coast of the United States bearing qualities startlingly similar to Godzilla, another famed Japanese export -- namely, they're radioactive. While the highly-charged migratory fish don't seem poised to trample any unsuspecting cities just yet, experts are still concerned to find the radiation leaked from Japan's nuclear power plant at Fukushima has found its way across the Pacific. "We were frankly kind of startled," says Nicholas Fisher , a researcher studying the radioactive tuna's arrival to California. In a study slated to appear in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/radioactive-tu...

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