29 May 2012

Contaminated tuna caught off California

1:30 pm on 29 May 2012

Pacific Bluefin tuna caught off the coast of California have been found to have radioactive contamination from last year's nuclear accident in Fukushima, Japan, after the earthquake and tsunami.

The BBC reports the fish would have picked up the pollution in Japanese waters before moving to the other of the ocean.

Scientists stress that the fish are still perfectly safe to eat.

But they say the case shows how migratory species can carry pollution over vast distances.