CA Nuclear Expert Daniel Hirsch: ‘We Could Have Large Numbers Of Cancer’ From Eating Fish

Prof. Daniel O. Hirsch

Nuclear Expert in California: They’re dumping huge amounts of Fukushima contamination in Pacific; “We could have large numbers of cancer” from eating fish — Newspaper: Japan Prime Minister ‘put to shame’ (ENENews, Sep 29, 2013):

National Journal, Sept. 23, 2013: “Look at what’s going on now: They’re dumping huge amounts of radioactivity into the ocean — no one expected that in 2011,” Daniel Hirsch, a nuclear policy lecturer at the University of California-Santa Cruz, told Global Security Newswire. “We could have large numbers of cancer from ingestion of fish.”

Dong-A Ilbo, Sept. 28, 2013: In an interview Tuesday with Korean media, Kenya Mizuguchi, emeritus professor of maritime science and technology at Tokyo University, rebutted Abe`s remarks, arguing that large amount of contaminated water was being leaked into the sea. Tokyo Electric Power Co.`s Friday announcement that it detected 400,000 becquerels per liter of radioactive materials in a well near the reactors of the Fukushima No. 1 and 2 Nuclear Power Plants also puts Abe to shame. In a recent survey by Japanese daily Asahi Shimbun, 95 percent of the respondents said the water contamination was “serious.”

California Magazine (UC Berkeley), Fall 2013: Is Fukushima radiation harming food chain? […] Bad news keeps leaking from Japan’s tsunami-damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant—literally leaking, as in 400 tons of highly radioactive water a day. Or it may be more than that. No one is really sure. […] But no matter how you parse things, it would be difficult to find a silver lining to this particular mushroom cloud. […] So with thousands of gallons of radioactive effluent sluicing into the Pacific daily, you can’t help but wonder if some of it is working its way up the marine food web into your tuna sandwich. Well, Cal nuclear experts say you don’t have to worry—much, anyway. […]

See also: Professor: New studies show radioactive materials being carried across Pacific relatively intact from Fukushima — On West Coast we need to monitor these pockets of high contamination — Parts of areas may be affected in a significant way (AUDIO)

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