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Fukushima radiation reaches Oregon shores

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 Talon    716

Gold Beach, Ore. – Seaborne radiation from Japan’s Fukushima nuclear disaster has reached the West Coast of the United States for the first time.

The Statesman Journal reports Cesium-134 was measured in seawater samples taken from Gold Beach and Tillamook Bay in Oregon.

Because of its short half-life, cesium-134 can only have originated from Fukushima, and has been called the “fingerprint of Fukushima.”

According to the Fukushima InFORM project, let by University of Victoria chemical oceanographer Jay Cullen, cesium-134 has also been detected in a Canadian salmon.


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