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Old 06-11-2012, 09:49 AM   #1
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Does anyone know whether the salmon off our coast will be at all radioactive this summer and fall? They are catching radioactive tuna evidently off California. Too radioactive to eat?

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Old 06-11-2012, 09:54 AM   #2
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The articles produced with a quick google search state scientists don't believe the levels found to be harmful. What have you read?
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Old 06-12-2012, 04:13 AM   #3
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Did some google research, it sounds like for now it is safe, but if they keep spilling into the ocean there is a current that will take radiation to Alaska in about 4 years and then that could affect our salmon. Other research says that if there is another big quake and Fukushima spent rod pool 4 collapses with 135 tons of high plutonium fuel rods in it, then they burn and that ends civilization in the Northern Hemisphere, so I guess worrying about salmon isn't the biggest concern! The pool is suspended by steel framework that is not too stout now, about 100 feet above the ground, so they have to remove the fuel rods to get them down into a pool on the ground that is not so earthquake sensitive, but the problem is this could take 10 plus years! Yikes. 76% of Japanese people evidently want to get totally off nuclear and shut down all plants. Right now there is only one plant running. Scary situation there.
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Old 06-12-2012, 07:10 AM   #4
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I thought that this was going to be a thread about fishing the Hanford Reach.
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Old 06-12-2012, 08:06 AM   #5
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I dont know if the radiation will affect all of our salmon, but i did see this spring chinook for sale at 50% off in Safeway.
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Old 06-12-2012, 10:33 AM   #6
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Wow! I can't believe they would even try to sell that! The radiation should be a big concern for everyone, especially us west coast people and it seems there are very few people who know or care about the possible fallout Japan still faces with every aftershock earthquake they have on a daily basis. I wouldn't trust the current radiation monitoring system, they're not gonna tell us if we are in trouble, they don't wanna create mass panic, we will just have our children and grand children coming out looking like three toed sloths. My
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Old 06-12-2012, 10:54 AM   #7
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The articles produced with a quick google search state scientists don't believe the levels found to be harmful. What have you read?
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Old 06-12-2012, 02:31 PM   #8
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Are you kidding. I have bagged a number of radioactive mutants over at least the past 6 years. I caught this one over in the Kalama. I think it was a from the Pig Farm that was over by the Nuclear plant. Scientists labeled this a sal-Pork.
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Old 06-12-2012, 02:34 PM   #9
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Fish don't necessarily become contaminated with anything until they feed on something contaminated. I'd venture a guess that all the forage consumed by PNW salmon are free of foreign contaminates originating outside the local area.......
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Does anyone know whether the salmon off our coast will be at all radioactive this summer and fall? They are catching radioactive tuna evidently off California. Too radioactive to eat?
they did find higher levels of radiation in Tuna off of California, but still well within the limits.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/...84R0MF20120528
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Old 06-12-2012, 03:21 PM   #11
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Japan has huge chum and pink salmon hatcheries, it will probably decimate their industry. Id look for increased pressure on US fleets, and record demand....
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Old 06-12-2012, 03:32 PM   #12
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our smolts eat too many sulfites so they cannot absorb radiation
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Old 06-13-2012, 02:08 PM   #14
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Aren't sal pork endangered?
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Old 06-13-2012, 03:13 PM   #15
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Did some google research, it sounds like for now it is safe, but if they keep spilling into the ocean there is a current that will take radiation to Alaska in about 4 years and then that could affect our salmon. Other research says that if there is another big quake and Fukushima spent rod pool 4 collapses with 135 tons of high plutonium fuel rods in it, then they burn and that ends civilization in the Northern Hemisphere, so I guess worrying about salmon isn't the biggest concern! The pool is suspended by steel framework that is not too stout now, about 100 feet above the ground, so they have to remove the fuel rods to get them down into a pool on the ground that is not so earthquake sensitive, but the problem is this could take 10 plus years! Yikes. 76% of Japanese people evidently want to get totally off nuclear and shut down all plants. Right now there is only one plant running. Scary situation there.
I hope most of this is meant in good humor. Any research will show all of the reactors at the Fukushima complex ran on Uranium. Only a few super powers have played with plutonium in reactors.
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Well, that one sure is !!! (Save me a drumstick !!)
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I dont know if the radiation will affect all of our salmon, but i did see this spring chinook for sale at 50% off in Safeway.

Jazzman --- That is a very scary photo. I mean really scary!
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I dont know if the radiation will affect all of our salmon, but i did see this spring chinook for sale at 50% off in Safeway.
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Why yes Al. The Sal-pork is endangered. It was over-harvested in the early 90's when Wendys first introduced the double bacon fish filet cheeseburger. It was the salpork that made the sandwich so popular with it's unique flavor profile. Thankfully it was only served in a few locations and was discontinued when the salpork numbers dropped because of the radiation accident.
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