Cobalt, Iodine and Cesium found in the Fukushima Daiichi plant’s discharge canals

Radioactive cesium in solid formOn March 21st and 22nd, TEPCO detected cobalt, iodine and cesium in the seawater around discharge canal of Unit 1, 2, 3 and 4.
With the latest press releases from TEPCO in Japan we learn that radiation is being detected in the ocean surrounding the plant. Levels are abnormal and due are of great concern to the fishing communities around Japan. This announcement is only going to fuel the fire of concern as Japan provides 15 percent of the world’s commercial fish catch. We are seeing wholsesalers in Asia, at least temporarily, are stopping the imports of Japanese fish, especially fish used in sushi.

The press release from TEPCO can be read here