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Fukushima Radiation May Reach West Coast Within Weeks, But Don't Worry (Yet)

By Robin Wilkey

Radiation from Japan’s Fukushima nuclear disaster may reach the U.S. West Coast within weeks, according to a report released Monday. But researchers said the low radiation levels would likely cause no environmental or human harm.

The new findings were presented in Hawaii by Ken Buesseler, a chemical oceanographer at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, during a meeting of the American Geophysical Union’s Ocean Sciences Section. The research followed a 2013 paper predicting that a plume of radioactive water could reach the West Coast by April 2014. The plume is fallout from the March 2011 Fukushima nuclear plant meltdown that …read more

Source: Huffington Post Green