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Back to Bikini Scientists study lingering radioactivity of 1946-1958 nuclear weapons tests via Oceanus

Ken Buesseler climbed the highest peak on Enewetak Atoll and peered out over the expanse of paradise below. Offshore lay an azure lagoon inked with a dark-blue circle at its center. But this hole wasn’t natural. It was created by … Continue reading

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Higher levels of Fukushima radiation detected off West Coast via the Statesman Journal

Higher levels of radiation from Japan’s 2011 Fukushima nuclear accident are showing up in the ocean off the west coast of North America, scientists from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution reported Thursday. And an increased number of sampling sites are … Continue reading

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Fukushima Radiation in Pacific Reaches West Coast via Counterpunch

By John LaForge “[W]e should be carefully monitoring the oceans after what is certainly the largest accidental release of radioactive contaminants to the oceans in history,” marine chemist Ken Buesseler said last spring. Instead, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency halted … Continue reading

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Waves for Worry? Scientists weigh-in on status of radioactive waters from Fukushima reaching California coast via La Jolla Light

By Steven Mihailovich While scientists anticipate substantial dilution of the radiation in the world’s largest body of water, the potential health effects cut to the heart of the contemporary scientific debate on the biological consequences of low-level radiation. “(The radiation) … Continue reading

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Concerns Over Measurement of Fukushima Fallout via The New York Times

David McNeill/The Chronicle of Higher Education TOKYO — In the chaotic, fearful weeks after the Fukushima nuclear crisis began, in March 2011, researchers struggled to measure the radioactive fallout unleashed on the public. Michio Aoyama’s initial findings were more startling … Continue reading

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US residents monitor Fukushima radiation via Al Jazeera

John Bertucci carries his Geiger counter wherever he goes. The counter, which is a little larger than his hand, measures radiation levels in the air around him. […] Bertucci is a founder of Fukushima Response, a network of people residing … Continue reading

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Radiation Still Leaking Into Nearby Japanese Waters via Reader Supported News

ore than 18 months after a magnitude 9.0 earthquake, 40-foot tsunami and nuclear power plant woes that struck Japan starting March 11, 2011, levels of radioactive cesium 134 and cesium 137 originating from the crippled Fukushima-Daiichi plant remain elevated in … Continue reading

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