First seafood sale since Japan quake
Mon, 25 Jun 2012 9:25p.m.
The first catch of seafood from Japan's Fukushima coast since last year's nuclear disaster is being sold after passing radiation tests.
The Fukushima Prefectural (state) fishing cooperative said only octopus and a marine snail known as whelk were going on sale Monday.
They were caught Friday and were boiled so they last longer while getting tested for radiation.
The association said the amount of radioactive cesium was so low it was not detectable.
Octopus and whelk were chosen for the first test shipment because they measured low in radiation. Flounder, sea bass and other fish from Fukushima can't be sold yet because of radiation contamination.
The March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami devastated the northeastern Japan coast.
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