Thursday, September 29, 2011

NYT: Fukushima’s Contamination Produces Some Surprises at Sea

DAVID JOLLY Sep 28 2011

[Excerpted] "Off the coast, the early results indicate that very large amounts of radioactive materials were released, and may still be leaking, and that rather than being spread through the whole ocean, currents are keeping a lot of the material concentrated.

Most of that contamination came from attempts to cool the reactors and spent fuel pools, which flushed material from the plant into the ocean, and from direct leaks from the damaged facilities..."

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