California seaweed contaminated by Fukushima disaster


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From NaturalNews in the USA:

Southern California seaweed tests over 500 percent higher for radioactive iodine-131 than anywhere else in US

Thursday, July 12, 2012 by: Jonathan Benson, staff writer

High levels of radiation from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster reached Pacific shores just days after the catastrophe occurred, according to a recent study published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology. Tests conducted on samples of Macrocystis pyrifera, also known as Giant kelp, revealed the presence of radioactive iodine-131 at levels 500 percent higher in Southern California than in any other area of the country tested.

Based on data collected from several different test sites, researchers from the California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) Department of Biological Sciences learned that the highest levels of radioactive contamination from Fukushima occurred in Central and Southern California. But the worst contamination of all, at least as far as iodine-131 is concerned, was found at Southern California’s Corona Del Mar Beach.

From the Santa Barbara Independent in the USA:

From Fukushima to Diablo Canyon

Fallout from Nuclear Meltdown Persists

Thursday, July 12, 2012

By Nick Welsh

There are about 5,200 miles separating Fukushima, Japan ​— ​site of last year’s massive meltdown at the Daiichi nuclear power plant ​— ​and Avila Beach, California, home of the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant, but for Chieko Shiina, a prematurely retired organic farmer from Fukushima turned anti-nuke activist, the message remains the same. “Please learn from our experience,” she told a small gathering clustered in an airless room Tuesday afternoon. “Stop the nuclear power plants right now.”

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    Over 5 million tons of debris washed out to sea after the tsunami caused by the massive 9.0 earthquake that struck Japan in March 2011. An estimated 1.5 million tons of that debris has traveled across the Pacific Ocean to the stretch of North American coastline between Alaska and Southern California. Some of the biggest pieces of garbage – docks, ships and parts of houses, buildings or cars – have been discovered with shellfish, algae, plankton and barnacles on board.

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