Traces Of Fukushima Radioactivity Detected In West Coast Waters – KPLU

We’ve known it was coming for some time, and now it’s been confirmed. The first edges of the plume of radioactivity distinctly known to come from Fukushima is being seen, albeit at extremely low levels. There is no reason not to consume fish from the Pacific at this point, as the levels are so small that you likely are eating radioactivity from other background sources already at these levels. The real concern is if these levels start increasing. The other concern is, “what is being done to stop the radioactive water leaking into the Pacific?” As I understand, it still is at significant levels. The press has just stopped reporting it.

An oceanography institute announced Monday that trace amounts of radioactivity from Japan have been detected off the West Coast. Radiation experts say the low levels of radioactivity measured do not pose a health threat here…. A recent research cruise from Dutch Harbor, Alaska to Eureka, California detected the front edge of the plume multiple times between 100 and 1,000 miles offshore. Tom Banse reports. (KPLU)

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