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Fukishima radiation off West Coast increases... Highest detected level to date...

Fukishima radiation off West Coast increases... Highest detected level to date...

Discovery Channel

When the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant suffered a catastrophic breakdown in 2011 after being battered by a tsunami, a lot of Americans worried about radiation leaking from the plant and making its way across the Pacific into the waters off the North American coast.

Fukushima radiation did eventually show up off British Columbia the following year, according to a study published in 2014 in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and it’s been continuing to drift this way ever since. Now, according to new research, an increased number of sites off the U.S. West Coast are showing signs of contamination from the crippled nuke plant.

That sampling includes the highest detected level to date, from waters about 1,600 miles west of San Francisco.

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