By Geoff Brumfiel of Nature magazine
Scientists in California are reporting raised levels of radioactive chemicals in the atmosphere in the weeks following the disaster at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. The measurements are the latest evidence that the reactors melted down catastrophically.
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), say that radioactive sulfur from the stricken power plant reached California in late March, two weeks after the crisis at Fukushima began. The sulfur is a by-product of emergency procedures taken immediately after the accident. The work is published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
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・La radiación de Fukushima alcanzó la costa de California via ABC Sociedad