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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

An InFORMal Gathering – Part 1

The last week of September was the occasion for our funder, the MEOPAR Network (stands for Marine Environmental Prediction and Response), to have its annual scientific meeting. The two day meeting was in Ottawa, ON this year and brought together ~350 scientists from universities spanning from Victoria to St Johns. It was an opportunity for everyone to give a brief (5-10 min) update on their research, to learn about new opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration, and what the future may bring for growing the network of scientists over the next 5 years. Continue reading An InFORMal Gathering – Part 1