(Subscription Only) Title: Radioactive materials reach 3,200 km east of Fukushima in Pacific
Date: Sept. 19
Radioactive materials released into the sea by the March 2011 accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station had reached as of March this year a spot in the Pacific Ocean about 3,200 kilometers east of the coast of Fukushima Prefecture, a recent study has found.
Researchers, including those from the government’s Meteorological Research Institute and the Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute at the University of Tokyo, will present the findings at a meeting of the Atomic Energy Society of Japan opening Wednesday in Higashihiroshima city in Hiroshima Prefecture.
Radioactive materials originating in the Tokyo Electric Power Co. plant on the Pacific coast started to sink below the sea surface earlier this year and are likely to move southward in the future carried by deep-water currents, the study found.
Published: September 18th, 2012 at 11:40 pm ET
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