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Higher levels of Fukushima cesium detected offshore


December 3, 2015

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Scientists monitoring the spread of radiation in the ocean from the Fukushima nuclear accident report finding an increased number of contaminated sites off the U.S. West Coast, along with the highest detection level to date from a sample collected about 1,600 miles west of San Francisco. The level of cesium in the sample is 50 percent higher than other samples collected, but is still more than 500 times lower than U.S. government safety limits.Full Story

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Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

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