Study: Fukushima radiation plume already north of Hawaii as of June 2012 (MAP)

Published: March 22nd, 2013 at 10:25 am ET
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Title: Cesium-134 and 137 activities in the central North Pacific Ocean after the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant accident
Authors: J. Kameník, H. Dulaiova, K.O. Buesseler, S. M. Pike, and K. Štastná
Date Published: March 14, 2013

[...] The time series measurements at Station Aloha and in Honolulu confirm model predictions by Behrens et al. (2012) that the radiation plume would not reach the main Hawaiian Islands at least until two years from their release from F1-NPP. [...]

The easternmost detection of 134Cs within the North Pacific in June 2012 was north of the Hawaiian Islands at longitude 162W and latitude 40 N. [...]

Easternmost detection of Fukushima radiation plume in June 2012; Approx. 2,000 west of Oregon/California

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See also: Radiation plume heading toward Hawaii, says Japan gov't study -- Fukushima-contaminated water to hit in under 2 years -- Ocean may be 50% of EPA's maximum contaminant level for drinking water (PHOTO)

Published: March 22nd, 2013 at 10:25 am ET
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