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What to do With a Million Tons of Radioactive Water? Experts Urge Japan to Dump it Into the Pacific

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What to do With a Million Tons of Radioactive Water? Experts Urge Japan to Dump it Into the Pacific

Source: Newsweek/Maria Perez - November 29, 2017

Japan has still not come to a consensus on what to do with a million tons of nuclear water six years after their primary nuclear more…

Are Salmon in Canada Being Poisoned by Radiation From Fukushima?

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Are Salmon in Canada Being Poisoned by Radiation From Fukushima?

Source: Cosmos Magazine/Andrew Masterson - June 14, 2017

A news story has done the rounds on social media this year claiming that salmon in Canada had been found contaminated with radioactive isotopes from more…

Radiation in Fukushima River Is 200 Times Higher Than Pacific Ocean

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Radiation in Fukushima River Is 200 Times Higher Than Pacific Ocean

Source: Blue & Green Tomorrow - July 22, 2016

According to Greenpeace Japan’s survey released today, radioactive contamination residing in the seabed off the Fukushima coast is hundreds of times above the levels of pre-2011, whereas contamination more…

Japan Prepares to Release Radioactive Water From Fukushima Into Ocean

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Japan Prepares to Release Radioactive Water From Fukushima Into Ocean

Source: Mashable/Brian Ries - April 13, 2016

Concern is mounting in Japan over the planned release of radioactive tritium from Fukushima’s damaged nuclear power plant into the ocean.

The substance is both challenging more…

5 Years After the Tsunami, Fukushima Radiation Continues to Leak Into Pacific Ocean

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5 Years After the Tsunami, Fukushima Radiation Continues to Leak Into Pacific Ocean

Source: PBS NewsHour/Ken Buesseler - March 10, 2016

With the help of my colleagues in Japan and around the world, I’ve spent the past five years piecing together the impacts that radioactive releases from Fukushima more…

Fukushima’s Lingering Effects on Fish

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Fukushima’s Lingering Effects on Fish

Source: Time/Justin Worland - March 1, 2016

Nearly five years have passed since an earthquake and tsunami in Japan killed 16,000 people and caused nuclear meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi plant. New research now suggests that more…

Fukushima Marine Debris Remains Untouched on Ocean Floor After 5 Years

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Fukushima Marine Debris Remains Untouched on Ocean Floor After 5 Years

Source: The Japan Times - February 15, 2016

The Fisheries Agency will continue to subsidize efforts by Fukushima Prefecture to remove tsunami-related debris from the ocean floor.

The newest tranche of cash will more…

Fukushima Radiation Hits North American Shores

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Fukushima Radiation Hits North American Shores

Source: International Business Times/Guneet Bhatia - December 7, 2015

Scientists studying and monitoring the spread of nuclear radiation from Japan's 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster have confirmed that it has spread to certain identified locations more…

What Will It Take?

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What Will It Take?

Source: World Ocean Radio/Peter Neill - October 22, 2015

In this episode of World Ocean Radio, host Peter Neill questions what will it take in the United States to galvanize support for research, more…

850 Tons of Filtered Fukushima Radioactive Groundwater Dumped in Ocean

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850 Tons of Filtered Fukushima Radioactive Groundwater Dumped in Ocean

Source: RT - September 18, 2015

The first batch of radioactive groundwater filtered below “measurable limits” at Japan’s tsumani-stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant has been dumped into the ocean, as TEPCO more…