Some three years ago, I published on my blog, an article I came across, to see what others had to say. Recently, I was approached by a reader from (would you believe it) Richmond (not me!) has prompted me to review this blogged article… and rightly so.
Well, if you’re ever unsure about material circulating around the internet, Snopes.com do some good fact-checking. The mentioned article appears to be all patched together, from unrelated content, to produce this hoax:
Our reader had also gone to the trouble of finding the original sources of some of the pictures that have been used inappropriately in the article:
- The alleged color map of radiation spread, is actually a map showing the tsunami waves spread across the Pacific Ocean (radiation itself travels in straight lines).
- Fish with white tumour: the genuine 2010 original source of this photo – https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2010/09/17/deformed_fish_found_in_lake_downstream_from_oilsands.html
It also appears that Turner Radio Network is illegitimate, and the Google link to it, brings you to a worrisome site. And Wikipedia even has a page dedicated to "Hal Turner" (yikes!)
Our reader also provided a link to the work that has been performed through DEC regarding testing of fish samples for radiation – http://dec.alaska.gov/eh/Radiation/index.html
You can find the mentioned article at this link –https://thefishvet.com/2014/07/09/are-you-eating-fukushima-radiation-and-bloody-cancerous-tumors-in-fish-contaminated-by-radiation/
Please do, continue to send in your feedback on any of the hundreds of articles that I have published in the past, and that will be publishing into the future.
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Dr Richmond Loh DipProjMgt, BSc, BVMS, MPhil (Pathology), MANZCVS (Aquatics & Pathobiology), CertAqV, CMAVA, NATA Signatory.
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