ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Testing Alaska salmon and other fish for radiation after Japan'searthquake, tsunami and resulting nuclear disaster is unnecessary, according to the State of Alaska.
Washington state is now testing samples of fish caught in its rivers for radiation levels, but Alaska environmental health officials say they plan no such testing.
The State of Alaska says it simply doesn't need to do that kind of testing for Alaska Fish.
The environmental health director for the Department of Environmental Conservation says Washington state is likely making the decision to test its fish because of the availability of labs there.
the Alaska DEC cites data that shows fish harvested in Alaska aren't going anywhere near the shores of Japan, where radiation levels were high.