Berkeley Lab

No Fukushima Radiation Detected on West Coast Shoreline, Says Study

Scientists working together on Kelp Watch 2014 — including Berkeley Lab’s Kai Vetter — announced that the West Coast shoreline shows no signs of ocean-borne radiation from Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster, following their analysis of the first collection of kelp samples along the western U.S. coastline. Kelp Watch 2014 is a project that uses coastal kelp beds as detectors of radioactive seawater arriving from Fukushima via the North Pacific Current.

Source: Today at Berkeley Lab