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June 29, 2011

Scratch One Item Off the To-Do List

By: Aaron Datesman



(To be fair, it's reasonable to question the conclusion that radioactive cesium found in whales harvested 650 kilometers from Fukushima must be due to that disaster. If this discovery represents instead the legacy of atmospheric bomb tests which ended forty years ago, however, it's hard to understand why contamination was found in only two of the seventeen whales examined.)

— Aaron Datesman

Posted at June 29, 2011 10:00 PM

" gotta nuke somethin'."


Posted by: Amandasaurus at June 29, 2011 10:14 PM

"The levels are far below the limit, and the meat from the catch is safe for consumption," Fisheries Agency official Kosei Takekoshi said.

--Yes, I'll have the radioactive whale meat special, please. What's the soup of the day?

Posted by: N E at June 29, 2011 10:21 PM

Someone should let Mr. Takekoshi know that people who aren't assholes interested in eating endangered or at-risk species have other considerations than their consumability.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at June 30, 2011 09:32 AM

1ST WHALE: hear about that new hot place to eat? it gets one glowing cetacean after another.
2ND WHALE: don't ever speak to me again.

Posted by: hapa at July 3, 2011 02:55 AM