28 Sep '11, 9pm

Fukushima's Contamination Produces Some Surprises at Sea

Ken Kostel, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Ken Buesseler on his boat. Six months after the accident at Fukushima Daiichi, the news flow from the stricken nuclear power plant has slowed, but scientific studies of radioactive material in the ocean are just beginning to bear fruit. The word from the land is bad enough. As my colleague Hiroko Tabuchi reported on Saturday , Japanese officials have detected elevated radiation levels in rice near the crippled reactors. Worrying radiation levels had already been detected in beef, milk, spinach and tea leaves, leading to recalls and bans on shipments. Off the coast, the early results indicate that very large amounts of radioactive materials were released, and may still be leaking, and that rather than being spread through the whole ocean, currents are keeping a lot of the material concentrated. Most of that contamination came...

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