Title: Forest radioactive contamination to be monitored
Date: Oct 2, 2012
A Japanese nuclear research agency will conduct a long-term study of radioactive fallout on Fukushima forests to see how the contamination affects human habitats.
The study will also monitor rivers that collect underground spring-water from the area.
Researchers will measure the levels of radioactive cesium and other substances in soil and water for around 20 years.
They hope the long-term monitoring will enable them to predict how the contaminants are carried out of the forests by water and wind, and how they affect human habitats and the sea.
h/t msmilkytheclown, nhkreloaded
Title: Drone checking radiation near Fukushima plant
Date: Oct 2, 2012
A Japanese nuclear research agency has begun using an unmanned helicopter to measure radiation levels in areas within a 3-kilometer radius of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Detailed studies haven’t been conducted there so far.
The agency decided to use the unmanned helicopter as it is not regulated by the aviation law which bans airplane flights within a 3-kilometer radius of nuclear plants.
Published: October 3rd, 2012 at 2:44 pm ET
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