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Radioactive tuna found in California

Bluefin tuna have been caught in California believed to contain radioactive chemicals as a result of swimming in the waters near the Fukushima nuclear plant following the explosion at the plant last year.

Scientists are using the story to point how small our world is and how environmental issues from one side of the globe can easily affect eco-zones on the other side of the world.

The Bluefin tuna tested from the eastern Pacific showed increased levels of caesium, and were ten times the levels of tuna tested from the same area before the Fukushima accident. These fish are believed to have been spawned in the waters in Japan before heading back to the eastern Pacific to feed.

Although scientists have stressed that the tuna is safe to eat this is a story which will spark interest for both environmental experts and personal injury solicitors alike with thoughts of what kind of claims this could bring.

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