Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Radioactive Seas



Mainichi: Cesium up to 100 times levels before disaster found in plankton far off nuke plant

[excerpted] Radioactive cesium up to 100 times pre-nuclear disaster levels has been detected in plankton inhabiting the sea far from the crippled nuclear plant following the March 2011 disaster, according to a survey conducted by Japanese and U.S. researchers.

The high concentration of cesium, which is believed to derive from the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant, suggests that radioactive substances that have leaked from the complex are spreading extensively in the sea.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/news/20120403p2a00m0na009000c.html


Read the above with the headline at Enenews: Scientists measured 2,000 trillion becquerels of Cs-137 in one study area — Would’ve been much higher, but radioactivity was transported away by time of sampling 
http://enenews.com/scientists-measured-2000-trillion-becquerels-cs-137-one-study-area-wouldve-higher-radioactivity-transported-away-time-sampling


source http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2012/03/26/1120794109.full.pdf+html?with-ds=yes


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