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Guest Blog Post on Cancer Prevention Centre: Radioactivity from Fukushima-Daiichi disaster poses no danger to British Columbia

By Jay T. Cullen

Originally posted to Cancer Prevention Centre on Dec. 9, 2014

Radioactivity from Fukushima-Daiichi disaster poses no danger to British Columbia

On the granite blocks that make up the south side of Ogden Point Breakwater getting ready to take the first InFORM sample (photo by Katherine Maas)
On the granite blocks that make up the south side of Ogden Point Breakwater getting ready to take the first InFORM sample (photo by Katherine Maas)

Public demand for information about the impact of the triple reactor meltdowns in March 2011 at the Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear power plant on the marine ecosystem and on the health of those residing on the Pacific coast of North America is considerable. After all, as a result of the devastating earthquake and tsunami, radioactive elements from the nuclear power plant, including but not limited to cesium, iodine, strontium, and plutonium, were released—and continue to be released—into the atmosphere and ocean. In the more than three years since the disaster, these elements have been distributed across the Pacific Ocean and around the globe. Continue reading Guest Blog Post on Cancer Prevention Centre: Radioactivity from Fukushima-Daiichi disaster poses no danger to British Columbia

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