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CNN: Scientists surprised by high levels of radioactive silver in fish off Japan coast

Published: February 22nd, 2012 at 11:56 am ET
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Title: Radiation levels higher but safe off Fukushima Daiichi, scientists say
Source: CNN
Author: Matt Smith
Date: Feb 22, 2012

[...] Zooplankton, which get carried by currents, collected in those waters had levels of cesium-137 and the shorter-lived cesium-134 that were on average 40 times higher than the surrounding water, [Nicholas Fisher, a marine science professor at New York's Stony Brook University] said. They also had much higher levels of a radioactive form of silver produced by nuclear reactions. [...]

Fisher said the cesium results were about what researchers expected, but the presence of the radioactive silver was a surprise. [...]

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Published: February 22nd, 2012 at 11:56 am ET
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