Government & International Agencies

FDA          EPA          NOAA

“U.S. Seafood Safe and Unaffected by Radiation Contamination from Japanese Nuclear Power Plant Incident; U.S. Monitoring Control Strategy Explained”

Food and Drug Administration (FDA), US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) (3 May 2011)

-“Based on both the information currently available about radiation contamination from the Japanese nuclear power plant incident and on the control measures in place and monitoring efforts by the [EPA, FDA, and NOAA] have high confidence in the safety of seafood products in the U.S. marketplace or exported U.S. seafood products.”

“FDA Response to Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Facility Incident”

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) (19 Oct 2013)

-“To date, FDA has no evidence that radionuclides from the Fukushima incident are present in the U.S. food supply at levels that would pose a public health concern”

WHO           IAEA           FAO

“Impact on seafood safety of the nuclear accident in Japan”

World Health Organization (WHO), International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) (9 May 2011)

-“Testing of marine water 30 km off the coast of Japan has shown that the concentrations of radionuclides have dripped rapidly to very low levels… levels of radioactivity in seafood collected away from the waters surrounding Japan are expected to remain significantly below levels of any public health concern.  Any contamination will be dispersed and diluted…”

ADEC

“Fukushima Radiation and Alaskan Seafood”

Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation

-“Fish and shellfish from Alaskan waters and beaches are not affected by the nuclear reactor damage in Japan and are safe to eat…”

NRC

“Water Situation at Fukushima”

        US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) (20 Sep 2013)

-“Available evidence leads the NRC to conclude the Fukushima situation will not affect the U.S. public health.  For the last six months, radioactive Cesium levels where the Fukushima harbor meets the ocean have been below… the World Health Organization drinking water standard.”

-“…the concentrations [of radiation] are even lower – hundreds or even thousands of times below the concentrations established by the U.S. and international regulatory bodies as allowable limits intended to protect public health and the environment. Based on the best scientific data available, neither the NRC, nor any of the other federal agencies, state governments in the Western U.S., nor international organizations have identified any evidence that the minute amounts of contamination from the Fukushima site that may reach the West Coast of the U.S. may pose any concerns to the U.S. food supply, water supply, or public health.” -Alison MacFarlane, NRC Chairman

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