Monday, May 31, 2010

Radioactive Fish

In January it was announced that the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant leaked radioactive substances into the Connecticut River (see image above). Recently, a yellow perch was caught for miles upstream and tested positive for the radioactive strontium-90. This isotope has been linked with bone cancer and leukemia, and was found 100 times above the federal Environmental Protection Agencies limit for safe drinking water. Despite this health officials say there is no reason for alarm and that people should not limit their fish intake. Hmmmm.



  1. How about checking similar fish in similar near-by rivers. That should provide light on the fall-out / leak controversy.

  2. Agreed! But do they want to know.