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#09-01-2013 - ComFish News Roundup

Fukushima’s comeback: Radiation from unending mess could threaten Alaska’
s fisheries
Posted: Sunday, September 1, 2013 12:22 am **
Douglas A. Yates
Fukushima I nuclear power plant before the 201...
Fukushima I nuclear power plant before the 2011 explosion. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
FAIRBANKS — The Obama administration’s failure to alert Americans to the danger of Fukushima radiation is motivated by corporate politics and the interests of the nuclear power industry. The March 11, 2011, earthquake off the northwest coast of Japan wrecked a complex of nuclear power plants, throwing three units into meltdown and exploding high-level radionuclides into the environment. With the industry’s reputation and billions of dollars in financial arrangements hanging in the fire, the president chose expediency, saying there’s no threat to Americans. These assurances were highlighted recently when Fukushima Dai-ichi’s operators reported that since the earthquake it has been spilling large amounts of radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean. While great efforts have been made to sequester hot water in tank farms, the tanks are.... http://www.newsminer.com/opinion/community_perspectives/fukushima-s-comeback-radiation-from-unending-mess-could-threaten-alaska/article_a2fa9618-12df-11e3-bca7-0019bb30f31a.html

Fish Factor
Most comprehensive, user friendly report on Alaska’s seafood industry released
By LAINE WELCH
August 31, 2013
Want to know the average fish prices at the docks over a decade … or where most Alaska fishermen and fishing fleets call home?  Or how Alaska’s seafood industry stacks up against other state industries? What is likely the most comprehensive, user friendly report ever done on Alaska’s seafood industry by region was just released by the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute.  Titled “Economic Value of the Alaska Seafood Industry,” the report was compiled by the Juneau-based McDowell Group, and it includes all of the direct.... http://www.sitnews.us/LaineWelch/083113_fish_factor.html









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