04:51 03.01.2015(updated 11:03 03.01.2015)
Topic: Fukushima’s Catastrophic Aftermath (15)
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Alaska Safe From Fukushima Radioactive Contamination: Official
WASHINGTON, January 3 (Sputnik) — Radioactive substances from the defunct Japanese Fukushima nuclear power plant have reached the Canadian shelf, but their levels are of no threat to people, experts have told Sputnik.
“No protective measures needed as levels [of contamination] are far below those thought to be of human health concern,” Ken Buesseler, Senior Scientist at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), who is leading the radiation monitoring effort in Canada, told Sputnik Friday.
The official journal of the United States National Academy of Sciences has recently published a report, according to which radioactive materials that have leaked into the ocean after the Fukushima nuclear disaster have reached North American shores. The report said that radioactive Cesium-137 has been detected on the British Columbia, Canada, continental shelf. Scientists believe the impact will peak in 2015-2016 and slowly decline by 2021.