"Yet amounts of the cesium-137 isotope -- which, by comparison, has a 30-year "half life" -- have also soared, with a Wednesday afternoon sample showing levels 527 times the standard.
"That's the one I am worried about," said Michael Friedlander, a U.S.-based nuclear engineer, explaining cesium might linger much longer in the ecosystem. "Plankton absorbs the cesium, the fish eat the plankton, the bigger fish eat smaller fish -- so every step you go up the food chain, the concentration of cesium gets higher." "
- Radiation Levels In Seawater Off Japan Plant Spike To All-time Highs, CNN, 31 March 2011
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Radiation In Food Increases As You Ascend Food Chain
I feel vindicated: