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Fear of Irradiated Japanese Waters Spreads to Noryangjin Fisheries Wholesale Market
Radioactive Contamination Rumors
Fear of Irradiated Japanese Waters Spreads to Noryangjin Fisheries Wholesale Market
  • By matthew
  • August 26, 2013, 06:27
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On August 23, a representative at Seoul Noryangjin Fisheries Wholesale Market checks for irradiation of Japanese pollack using a mobile radiation detector.
On August 23, a representative at Seoul Noryangjin Fisheries Wholesale Market checks for irradiation of Japanese pollack using a mobile radiation detector.

 

While the fear of irradiated water leaking from around the Fukushima Nuclear Plant continues to spread, consumers have become more suspicious of the fish imported from Japan, mainly pollack and snapper, as well as fish caught locally. Governmental support to solve this problem is crucial as both the merchants and consumers are very unhappy.

After the recent news of the Japanese Fukushima irradiated water leak, the amount of pollack imported from Japan reduced drastically. According to the Noryangjin Fisheries Wholesale Market Company, Japanese pollack imported last month decreased 24% to 47 tons from the 62 tons imported the same period last year.

Regular pollution detection is being enforced to relieve some of the stress. Noryangjin Fisheries Wholesale Market is checking its Japanese imports for radiation for 3-4 hours, twice a day, before the auction and during the afternoon sales.