The West Coast Is Still Safe from Fukushima Radiation


Two researchers are laying to rest continued fears about radiation from the Fukushima meltdown on North American shores. Jay Cullen and Ken Buesseler, with the help of a team of citizen scientists, have been hunting for radiation in water samples and fish specimens up and down the west coast since 2012. Their results have shown there is more radioactivity in a dental x-ray than in the Pacific—yet fear lingers in the air about what might be lingering in the water. The continued questions about Fukushima’s influence show that, as one researcher put it, “the greatest health impact from Fukushima has been the psychological impact.” Read more at NOVA Next.