By Greenpeace USA
Check our newest video by Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist Mark Fiore that takes a closer look at the industry’s destructive practices.
Take one random floating object, attach a radio beacon so you can find it later, drop it in the ocean and return later with a giant net and scoop up everything in sight. That’s how Chicken of the Sea catches tuna using fish aggregating devices (FADs) and it’s a recipe for disaster for our oceans.
By John Daly
According to IRSN, the amount of the radioactive isotope cesium-137 that flowed into the ocean from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant between March 21 and mid-July reached an estimated 27.1 quadrillion becquerels. Cesium-137 can cause burns, acute radiation sickness and even death at sufficient doses. It can contaminate food and water and, if ingested, gets distributed around the body, where it builds up in soft tissues, such as muscles. Seafood anyone? asks John Daly.
Image at Radioactivity and Thyroid Cancer