Japan's fishing industry could be hurt by radiation

Radioactive water is pouring into the sea Tuesday and Japan's fishing industry is taking another hit because many fishermen have lost their homes and boats already.

The contaminated water prompted the government to set limits for the first time on the amount of radiation allowed in fish and this raises concerns about the safety of seafood, especially sushi, MSNBC reported.

Most experts and authorities agree that the radioactive water will dissipate and pose no immediate threat to sea creatures or people who eat them, the Star Tribune reported.

Japan sent the world $2.3 billion worth of seafood last year, even though it imports more fish than it exports, the Star Tribune reported.

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