Science Recorder, Feb. 4, 2014: The trace amounts of cesium they discovered are linked to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster [...] [In] kelp forests off the coast of San Diego, California, scientists detected traces of radiation [...]
AOL, Feb. 4, 2014: Just How Dangerous Is Radioactive Kelp? [...] canopies of kelp off the coast of California [...] [had] traces of radiation from the Fukushima nuclear plant [...] Scientists said trace amounts of cesium radiation has been identified in the kelp beds linking the nuclear waste to devastating earthquake and tsunami in March 2011.
ABC interview with Dr. Matthew Edwards, San Diego State University professor and giant kelp researcher, Feb. 3, 2014: The meaning of these things is whether or not they’re actually harmful, whether they actually pose a risk.
See also: TV: Scientists have found nuclear waste off San Diego coast -- Fukushima's problems now being felt in our local ecosystem -- Professor most worried about finding 'pools' of cesium -- "Time will tell how this plays out" (VIDEO)
Published: February 4th, 2014 at 9:21 pm ET
- TV: Scientists have found nuclear waste off San Diego coast — Fukushima’s problems now being felt in our local ecosystem — Professor most worried about finding ‘pools’ of cesium — “Time will tell how this plays out” (VIDEO) February 4, 2014
- NBC: Head of radiation testing program on West Coast says Fukushima plume could threaten ecosystems — The effect on marine life? “We don’t know, whatever is in the kelp will get in bodies of those animals also” (VIDEO) March 7, 2014
- TV: Radiation in kelp could create a health concern for S. California seafood lovers — “The question we all want answered, how dangerous is this to you and me?” (VIDEO) April 10, 2012
- Professor: “Reports of radiation in kelp just north of California” — Signs of Fukushima contamination expected to start “really arriving strongly” this year January 21, 2014
- Senior Scientist: Cancer increase expected on West Coast from Fukushima exposures; Radioactive particles can bio-accumulate and form hotspots while crossing Pacific — KCRW: Concern California wildlife to be impacted; Sea life can biomagnify nuclear waste, leading to higher levels of radiation (AUDIO) April 14, 2014