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Three years after Japan tsunami, suspected debris arrive on Washington shores

Three years after an undersea earthquake and tsunami devastated Japan, the disaster’s aftermath is still being felt in ways large and small, far and wide. On a beach in southern Washington, approximately 4,500 miles across the Pacific Ocean, debris that may be from the tsunami is washing ashore.

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No Ocean-Borne Radiation From Fukushima Detected On West Coast Shoreline

Scientists working together on Kelp Watch 2014 announced today that the West Coast shoreline shows no signs of ocean-borne radiation from Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster, following their analysis of the first collection of kelp samples along the western U.S. coastline.

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Boat Found In Ocean Shores, Washington Might Be Japan Tsunami Debris

Washington authorities are working with the Japanese consulate to determine whether a small boat found on a beach in the town of Ocean Shores might have crossed the Pacific from the March 2011 tsunami.

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Fukushima Operator May Have To Dump Contaminated Water Into Pacific

A senior adviser to the operator of the wrecked Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has told the firm that it may have no choice but to eventually dump hundreds of thousands of tonnes of contaminated water into the Pacific Ocean.

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Computers Predict Path of Tsunami Debris

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Computer simulations have been accurate in predicting where debris from the 2011 tsunami in Japan would wash ashore, scientists say.

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Three Years after Fukushima: Tracking Radionuclides in the Pacific Ocean

Scientists have been keeping a close eye on how radionuclides from the Japanese power plant are being transported in the Pacific Ocean since the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant accident in March 2011. In a press conference (February 24th), researchers will discuss results from computer models predicting how cesium-137 is being dispersed in the Pacific Ocean.

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Japan’s Fukushima Nuclear Plant Leaks Radioactive Water

Around 100 tonnes of highly radioactive water have leaked from a storage tank at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant, operator Tokyo Electric (Tepco) says today.

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Tepco Took Months To Release Record Strontium Readings at Fukushima

The operator of Japan’s wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant knew about record high measurements of a dangerous isotope in groundwater at the plant for five months before telling the country’s nuclear watchdog.

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How Radioactive is Our Ocean?

Citizen science campaign aims to collect ocean samples and fund radiation analysis.

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