Biological monitoring at YOKOHAMA HAKKEIJIMA SEA PARADISE
YOKOHAMA HAKKEIJIMA SEA PARADISE is a leisure land surrounded by nature. It is located at the tip of Yokohama Bay, Kanagawa prefecture. It is a new generation style amusement park. There are over 500 different varieties of fish with more than 100,000 sea creatures at YOKOHAMA HAKKEIJIMA SEA PARADISE. It is one of the largest Aquariums in Japan. There is an immense three-story aquarium filled with thousands of tropical and fresh water fish. You can even enjoy fishing horse mackerel or Red sea bream. Furthermore we can cook and eat them inside the facility.
Generally speaking, sea creature's growth is so fast than human beings that they are more sensitive to radioactive materials of the environment than us.
So I visited YOKOHAMA HAKKEIJIMA SEA PARADISE to see effects of the accident against creatures which are grown up by Japanese food and water.
Fortunately, I could see them grown up safely and I couldn't find any impact of the accident. It seems that there is no problem for childbirth and child-rearing in Kanagawa, Japan.
Posted by Yoshitaka Kiriake from Japan on March 10, 2015.
4 years have passed since Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident. I have visited various places of Japan to see the health consequence of the accident.
Fortunately I have never found any impacts by the accident among Japanese creatures. As far as I know, nobody has health problem which is caused by the accident in Japan.
Our Prime Minister Abe assures that "The situation is under control and there will never be health problems." He also said that "Tokyo is 250 kilometers away from Fukushima, and the kind of danger that you imagine does not exist in Tokyo. Tokyo is a very safe city."
Kanagawa prefecture is very far away from Fukushima as same as Tokyo and people in Kanagawa have no concern about the nuclear power plant accident. People in Kanagawa prefecture have already forgotten the accident, because it is very far away from Fukushima and radioactive materials cannot reach there.
We know there is no problem for childbirth and child rearing in Kanagawa. So people in Kanagawa are living without any concern about the accident.
I continue to visit various places in Japan to see the effects of the accident, because I can meet various creatures which are more sensitive to radioactive materials from the environment. It is important to see their health for our safety.