A new all-time high radiation level has been detected in a fish near the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant.
A fat greenling, Hexagrammos otakii, a high-end delicacy in Japanese cuisine, was found to contain radioactive cesium 7,400 times the government's food safety standard.
The fish was caught at the port adjacent to the nuclear site, the plant's operating company said March 15.
Tokyo Electric Power Co. said the reading of 740,000 becquerels per kilogram is the highest ever recorded in its sampling surveys of marine life since the March 2011 disaster.
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