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Subject:  How radiation will change Japan Date:  4/5/2011  11:00 PM
Author:  lindytoes Number:  32218 of 125896

How radiation will change Japan

Radiation experts are painting a sobering picture of the Fukushima nuclear disaster's long-term impact on Japan in a series of reports published today by the journal Nature. At best, the country faces more than a decade of expensive cleanup, including the decommissioning of the reactor complex and the disposal of contaminated debris. At worst, wide areas of land around the complex will have to be abandoned, as they were in Ukraine after Chernobyl.

"On the basis of the Fukushima data so far, it seems likely that in some areas, food restrictions could hold for decades, particularly for wild foodstuffs such as mushrooms, berries and freshwater fish.....

(in my earlier post about inspecting Japanese fish, I had seen an ABC world news report that said tuna swim from Japan over the pacific into the N. Pacific areas of North America where they are caught and of course we eat them)
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