Title: Fishing for Answers off Fukushima
Source: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Originally published: October 25, 2012
[... WHOI marine chemist Ken Buesseler] points out that levels of contamination in almost all classifications of fish are not declining [...]
As a result, Buesseler concludes that there may be a continuing source of radionuclides into the ocean, either in the form of low-level leaks from the reactor site itself or contaminated sediment on the seafloor. [...]
“What we really need is a better understanding of the sources and sinks of cesium and other radionuclides that continue to drive what we’re seeing in the ocean off Fukushima.” [...]
New York Times, Oct. 25, 2012: “The fact that many fish are just as contaminated today with cesium 134 and cesium 137 as they were more than one year ago implies that cesium is still being released into the food chain,” Mr. Buesseler wrote.
Published: October 25th, 2012 at 4:15 pm ET