Monday, March 30, 2015
Welcome! Login in to your account Forgot your password? Recover your password
In a recent finding scientists say the fallout from damaged Fukushima nuclear reactors in Japan will hit the West Coast next month. The radiation is of low levels though.
It is reported the disaster drifts is flowing across the Pacific Ocean and to reach the ocean waters of United States’ West Coast in April.
Experts say the radiation will not harm the environment and also humans as it is at very low levels. However, increased monitoring of it has been called. Presently the federal agencies do not sample the sea water of Pacific Coast for radiation.
A 9-magnitude earthquake had hit the Japanese coast on March 11, 2011, and triggered a tsunami. The waves of sea were up to 133 feet high and at least 15,000 people lost their lives. About 6,000 people were also injured.
Three of the nuclear reactors had meltdown after the power to cooling pumps were knocked out after earthquake and tsunami. In July last year the Tokyo Electric Power Co. said the reactor was leaking contaminated underground water into the ocean.
Tokyo Electric Power Co. operates the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant and for the first time then it acknowledged about the leaks.
Last week, at a conference of the American Geophysical Union’s Ocean Sciences Section a report was presented showing some Cesium 134 has arrived in the Canada, in the area of Gulf of Alaska.