NBC: Up to 30 Bq/m3 of Fukushima cesium to hit U.S. and Canada — Contamination transported to coast for next 6 years — Concern about impact of strontium-90 (VIDEO)

Published: September 2nd, 2013 at 2:44 pm ET
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Title: Fukushima’s radioactive ocean plume due to reach US waters in 2014
Source: NBC News
Author: Jeremy Hsu, LiveScience
Date: Aug 31, 2013

[...] The team [at the University of New South Wales in Australia] focused on predicting the path of the radioactivity until it reached the continental shelf waters stretching from the U.S. coastline to about 180 miles (300 kilometers) offshore. About 10 to 30 becquerels (units of radioactivity representing decay per second) per cubic meter of cesium-137 could reach U.S. and Canadian coastal waters north of Oregon between 2014 and 2020. (Such levels are far below the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s limits for drinking water.)

By comparison, California’s coast may receive just 10 to 20 becquerels per cubic meter from 2016 to 2025. That slower, lesser impact comes from Pacific currents taking part of the radioactive plume down below the ocean surface on a slower journey toward the Californian coast [...]

See also: UPI: Fukushima plume to reach U.S. West Coast in months; Measurable increase in radioactive material -- Study: Prolonged exposure for California lasting 10 years; Hits Hawaii early 2014... may already be surrounded (PHOTO)

Watch The Weather Channel’s video on the predicted impact and concern over strontium-90

Published: September 2nd, 2013 at 2:44 pm ET
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