Is it safe to eat food from the West Pacific?

Discussion in 'Seafood' started by loess, Jul 24, 2014.

  1. loess

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    Pacific oysters safe?

    Living in the midwest, I normally buy Blue Point oysters which are harvested on the east coast. I've been in northern California for a few weeks and will be staying here for a while. There are fresh local oysters available everywhere, but are they safe to consume nowadays with regard to radiation and heavy metals? They certainly taste amazing, but I'm not up on the latest research/data available as to how they've been affected by Fukushima/ocean pollution in general.
     
  2. bodacious

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    I recently discovered I could buy huge packs of frozen oyster meat from my local Asian supermarket at a really good price.

    From what I've read about the Fukoshima nuclear disaster, the Pacific is being contaminated with 300 tones of radioactive water every day.

    Does anybody have any knowledge about this issue?

    • Are oysters from Korea likely to be contaminated by the Fukoshima disaster?
    • Is the contamination significant enough that I should avoid food from Japan/Korea?
     
  3. bodacious

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    Pacific oysters safe?

    @loess I just posted about this same topic before I saw your post.

    Did you find out any more information about this?

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