New Source of Radiation Found from Fukushima Daichi Disaster

Oct 10, 2017

It’s been six and a half years since a powerful earthquake and tsunami disabled the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant and spawned a nuclear disaster that continues to plague the area. Case in point – a new study finds that radioactive cesium can still be found in groundwater and sand along the coast up to sixty miles away from Fukushima.

Ken Buesseler has been tracking the ocean impacts of the Fukushima disaster since it happened, and he is co-author of the new study.