Fish off the coast of Ja­pan have are still show­ing el­e­vated lev­els of Cae­sium as a re­sult of ra­dioac­tive par­ti­cles from last year’s nu­clear dis­as­ter, it was re­ported in Sci­ence mag­a­zine.

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Be­cause cae­sium does not stay very long in the tis­sue of salt­wa­ter fish it is likely that the fish are be­ing newly con­tam­i­nated by cae­sium on the seabed, said the report. Cae­sium has a half-life of 30 years, mean­ing it may con­tam­i­nate the seabed for decades.

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