No seafood samples from waters 20-km radius off Fukushima Daiichi test above radiation standard

10 March 2016

Tokyo Electric Power Co. said on March 9 that its latest quarterly tests conducted between October and December last year to check radioactive cesium in seafood from waters within a 20-kilometer radius from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant show that none of 263 samples in 39 species were found to exceed the maximum allowable standard of 100 becquerels per kilogram under the Food Sanitation Act.

It was the first time to detect none above the standard in the quarterly tests which began in March 2012, a year after the nuclear accident.

In the previous tests conducted between July and September last year, one out of 256 samples in 36 species exceeded the standard. It was Japanese angel shark in which 110 becquerels per kilogram were detected.

(Translated by Kyodo News)