Moscow. Interfax – Specialists "TINRO Center" (Pacific Fisheries Research Center) showed no signs of contamination of fish and other biological resources off the coast of Japan.
According to "Interfax" Head of public relations center Rosrybolovstva Alexander Savelyev, the center summarized the monitoring of radiation safety of aquatic biological resources for infection of radionuclides following the accident at the nuclear power plant "Fukushima-1"Which was held from March.
"Immediately after the accident, experts of the center, based on the accumulated knowledge and experience, talking about a very low probability of radiation contamination produced objects, – he said. – This was confirmed by the results of monitoring – no signs of infection bioresources northwestern Pacific No".
Total March TINRO Center has organized 34 scientific expeditions to a scheduled task which, in addition to research on the state of fish stocks, added measurement of background radiation. The same court and got a job, who have been in the sea in the winter. Available on them dosimeter-radiometer fixed indicators of background radiation in the air, water and catches. For a more detailed analysis of some of the materials were sent to TINRO Center.
As noted A.Savelyev, some chance of partial infection had salmon and saury. But the contact of salmon during this period with potentially dangerous waters in the waters of Fukushima Prefecture has been virtually eliminated because salmon prefer zone subarctic waters with different temperature. There remained the probability of hitting salmon in areas contaminated by the weather. However, experts who carried out "Shooting Salmon" on research vessels not recorded increased concentrations of radioactive substances in the northwestern Pacific Ocean.
"As saury, its safety has been confirmed also in studies"- Said A.Savelyev. Usually fishing of this fish in the exclusive economic zone of Japan (northern Honshu), begins in the second decade of October. At the end of the summer research vessel "Vladimir Safonov" confirmed the safety of the region and the beginning of the search for clusters of fish to inform the fishing vessels. "Inspections of fish, which were carried out during the fishing season, also confirmed its safety", – he said.
As previously reported, Nuclear Power Plant "Fukushima-1", Located 240 km north-east of Tokyo, was destroyed on March 11 earthquake and tsunami. Failure was removed the cooling system at the plant, which led to leakage of radiation and the urgent need to carried out mass evacuation of 80 thousand. Residents from surrounding towns within a radius of 20 km from the plant. On deactivation of the surrounding area, Japan has allocated 1.15 trillion yen ($ 12.8 billion). The center will start working on decontamination in Fukushima Prefecture in January and April could start the process of returning evacuees.
December 26, 2011 at 13:26