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West Coast waters still safe from radioactivity, but testing continues
West Coast waters still safe from radioactivity, but testing continues

Remember all those headlines after the Fukushima reactor disaster in 2011? “The Coast Is Toast.” “Holy Fukushima – Radiation From Japan Is Already Killing North Americans.” “28 Signs That the West Coast Is Being Absolutely Fried With Nuclear Radiation From Fukushima.” Well, so far we all still seem to be doing just fine, and actually some good has come from all of that fear-mongering. Ken Buesseler, a senior scientist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and director of WHOI’s Center for Marine and Environmental Radioactivity, has turned that citizen concern into a nifty bit of fundraising, crowd-sourcing the testing of coastal...

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