Fukushima Daiichi: Radiation Found in Seawater
Fukushima Daiichi Update: Radiation Found in Nearby Seawater
Radiation has been detected in the seawater adjacent to the Fukushima Daiichi plant. TEPCO detected levels of iodine-131 at levels 125 times higher than the legal limit, but still below any threshold for immediate risk.
As restaurants, hotels, and airlines have stopped using produce from Japan, this development will likely affect the sales and distribution of seafood.
Officials stressed that the levels -- which they said would have minuscule impact on the human body even if the seawater were ingested daily over a year -- were not cause for alarm.
This is a popular refrain, but in the recent past has been followed by news that the situation at Fukushima Daiichi has deteriorated