Issue Date: August 24, 2015
Nuclear Accident: Cesium contamination persists in ocean floor near Fukushima Daiichi site
A fraction of the radioactive cesium released during Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant disaster in 2011 was deposited on the nearby seafloor and will likely persist for decades, says a study by scientists from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) in Massachusetts.
Less than 1% of the cesium released ended up on the ocean floor, but it accounts for the majority of marine . . .
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