Scientists: Test West Coast for Fukushima radiation

Mar 9, 2014 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter

Very low levels of radiation from the Fukushima nuclear disaster likely will reach ocean waters along the U.S. West Coast next month, scientists are reporting.

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#1 Mar 9, 2014
Read.. Some citizens and scientists are taking sampling into their own hands.

Cal State Long Beach marine biologist Steven Manley has launched "Kelp Watch 2014," which will partner with other organizations to monitor kelp all along the West Coast for Fukushima radiation.

And [Ken] Buesseler recently offered the services of his lab at Woods Hole in Massachusetts.

His project - titled "How Radioactive Is Our Ocean?" - will use crowd-sourced money and volunteers to collect water samples along the Pacific Coast, then ship them across the country to be analyzed.

So far, results are in for two locations in Washington and three in California.

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