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Japan’s nuclear disaster didn’t affect fish or human health: B.C. scientist

by Camille Bains
The Canadian Press
Originally published in The Globe and Mail
14 Sept 2017

Radioactive contamination following a nuclear power-plant disaster in Japan never reached unsafe levels in the north Pacific Ocean for either marine life or human health, says a British Columbia scientist. Continue reading Japan’s nuclear disaster didn’t affect fish or human health: B.C. scientist

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Sandspit water watchers’ story goes Canada-wide

Mother-daughter team Megan Ives, front, and Sian Nalleweg, will be featured in the Canada In a Day special airing on CTV this July 1 and 2. Since November 2014, the pair have waded out to Grassy Island near Sandspit to take water samples looking for radiation from the Fukushima Daiichi disaster. (Submitted)

 

Sian Nalleweg and Megan Ives’ work for Fukushima InFORM featured by CTV’s Canada In a Day. Continue reading Sandspit water watchers’ story goes Canada-wide

Should we be worried about Fukushima radiation?

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This Jan. 12, 2016 photo, shows No. 3 nuclear reactor, bottom, at Takahama nuclear power station in Takahama town in Fukui prefecture, northwestern Japan. Japan has restarted a nuclear reactor that burns plutonium-based fuel for power generation, first under the post-Fukushima safety rules. The No. 3 reactor at Takahama nuclear plant in western Japan, operated by Kansai Electric Power Co., becomes the first one using plutonium-uranium hybrid fuel known as MOX to go back online since the 2011 meltdowns at Fukushima. (Photo: AP)

by Mary Bowerman and Tracy Loew
USA Today
Published 9 Dec 2016

For the first time, seaborne radiation from Japan’s Fukushima nuclear disaster has been detected on the West Coast of the United States.

The levels are very low and shouldn’t harm people eating fish from the West Coast or swimming in the ocean, according to Ken Buesseler, a senior scientist at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. 

Continue reading Should we be worried about Fukushima radiation?

Fukushima radiation has reached U.S. shores

by Tracy Loew
Statesman Journal 
Published 7 Dec 2016

For the first time, seaborne radiation from Japan’s Fukushima nuclear disaster has been detected on the West Coast of the United States.

Cesium-134, the so-called fingerprint of Fukushima, was measured in seawater samples taken from Tillamook Bay and Gold Beach in Oregon, researchers from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution are reporting. Continue reading Fukushima radiation has reached U.S. shores

Pacific Ocean radiation back near normal after Fukushima: study

A study has found that the seafloor and harbour near the Fukushima plant are still highly contaminated in the wake of the nuclear accident

Published by PHYS.org
July 4, 2016

Radiation levels across the Pacific Ocean are rapidly returning to normal five years after a meltdown at the Fukushima nuclear plant spewed gases and liquids into the sea, a study showed Monday. Continue reading Pacific Ocean radiation back near normal after Fukushima: study