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
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