The Mill Magazine Edition 7 No. 2 Water-graphy

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SEA TO TABLE A REBIRTH OF THE AMERICAN FISH Te x t b y W i l l i a m E m e r s o n

Friday night, we went out for sushi. I love a delicate cut of fresh fish and prefer to order a simple maki or sashimi. In my post-meal stupor I began to wonder, where did the fish come from? My brain processed the information. Sushi is Japanese. Did the fish come from Japan or was the fish from America? If it is from Japan, was it fished in the area of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster? That was a few years ago, but it’s radiation. I don’t know the half-life of radiation, but people in Hiroshima are still sick from the Atomic bombs. Is radiation as poisonous as the Atomic bomb? I couldn’t immediately answer these questions as they kept me up that night. I grabbed my phone and turned to Google for my mid-night answers. My phone wasn’t fast enough, so I got up and went to my laptop.