Fukushima and the oceans: What do we know, five years on?

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Seaside, Japan. Photo source: ©© Mrhayata


A major international review of the state of the oceans five years after the Fukushima disaster shows that radiation levels are decreasing rapidly except in the harbor area close to the nuclear plant itself where ongoing releases remain a concern…

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Fukushima Site Still Leaking After Five Years, Research Shows, WHOI (03-09-2016)
Five years after the Fukushima nuclear accident, study shows levels of radioactive forms of cesium in the ocean off Japan are thousands of times lower than during the peak releases in 2011, however, analysis of cesium and strontium indicate releases from the plant are not yet “under control,” a statement that has been used by the Japanese government to describe the situation when levels are below regulatory limits…


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