UC Researchers Produce First Quantitative Estimate of Fukushima Radiation Leak, Daily Tech by Tiffany Kaiser, August 16, 2011:
On the other side of the Pacific Ocean in La Jolla, California on March 28, 2011, [Mark Thiemens, study leader and Dean of the Division of Physical Sciences at UC San Diego] and his team noticed an “unprecedented spike” in radioactive sulfur in the air. [...]
Over the four days that the team took measurements, which ended March 28, Thiemens measured 1501 atoms of radioactive sulfur in sulfate particles per cubic meter of air. They mentioned that this was the highest they had seen in two years of observations and recordings.
According to the researchers, the radioactive sulfur observed was produced by partially melted nuclear fuel in the storage ponds or reactors. [...]
Published: August 16th, 2011 at 3:41 pm ET