Fukushima wash-up to hit US coast this year
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Seaborne radiation from Japan's wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant will wash up on the West Coast of the US this year, according to a report by Bloomberg. That's raising concerns among some Americans including the residents of San Francisco Bay Area city of Fairfax, California, which passed a resolution on Dec. 6 calling for more testing of coastal seafood. At the same time, oceanographers and radiological scientists said such concerns are unwarranted given existing levels of radiation in the ocean.
Fukushima wash-up to hit US coast this year. (2014, February 6). The Philippine Star, p. A-21.
Radiations; Nuclear power plants; Oceans; Oceanography; Radioisotopes; Radioactivity; Strontium; Tritium; Caesium isotopes; Seafood; Public health; Isotopes; Fish poisoning; University of Southern California's Keck School of Medicine; Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution; Tokyo Electric Power's Fukushima Dai-ichi Station; Buesseler, Ken; Hill, Colin
- The Philippine Star