FDA Downplays Fukushima-Tainted Tuna Found In Calif.

Law360, New York (May 29, 2012, 7:15 PM EDT) -- A trio of scientists reported Monday they possessed “unequivocal evidence” that tuna found in California waters were contaminated by last year's Fukushima nuclear disaster, though the U.S. Food and Drug Administration indicated it was not concerned by the discovery.

The researchers found that radiation levels in 15 Pacific bluefin tuna caught near San Diego in August 2011 were about 10 times that of fish caught in previous years, according to a study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

That amount of radiation is...
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