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.


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 

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

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