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In Dec. 2014, the Japanese government approved a controversial secrecy law so that journalists and whistleblowers can face imprisonment of up to 10 years for revealing vaguely defined “secrets.” That influenced the recent lack of on-the-ground and in-depth reporting on the Fukushima disaster.
Hawaii isn't what it used to be. I'd like to go into this in more detail, but the launderette is calling.
By our calculations, even if levels increase Bq/m3, swimming eight hours every day for an entire year would only increase one’s annual dose by an amount, 1000 times less than a single dental X-ray. Canadian researchers measuring cesium-137 in fish, are finding similarly low levels relative to regulatory thresholds in seafood, such as salmon. While low, this provides important information about the transport of radioactive contaminants across the Pacific, along our coastlines, and through the food chain.