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First test fishing since the disaster

June 23, 2012


Fukushima sea food "safe" for eating



No radioactive substances have been detected in marine products caught off Fukushima Prefecture in the first test fishing following the 2011 nuclear accident.

The prefectural federation of fisheries co-operative associations announced on Saturday that three kinds of test samples it chose showed radiation levels lower than detectable by radioscope.

Two kinds of octopus and one type of shellfish were tested for radioactivity on Friday and Saturday at a facility at the port of Matsukawaura in Soma City.

This is the first test of any sea food samples from the area since the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in March of last year.

The octopus and shellfish will be boiled and processed before being sold at supermarkets in the city next week.

The fishery federation plans to conduct another round of fishing before the end of the month to sell catches in Tokyo and other major markets, if possible


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