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A radioactive West Coast?

(article, Culinate staff)

The question of whether radiation from the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster is contaminating our food (not to mention our air, water, and soil) is naturally worrisome. It's a genuine concern in Japan, of course. But should Americans be anxious?

Last September, the food writer Russ Parsons tried to put those contamination fears to rest, citing scientists at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution who monitor such things. 

But stories declaring that the West Coast's food supply is already toxic continue to circulate, including one declaring that all bluefin tuna caught off of California are radioactive and another suggesting foods to eat to protect yourself from radiation.

All this has prodded Parsons to revisit the topic with a new article. And the ocean blog Deep Sea News has also posted its own list of debunked Fukushima claims.