Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Radiation from Japanese reactors detected at University of California San Diego - 16th Aug 2011

Researchers at the University of California San Diego said Monday they have detected small amounts of radioactivity from Japanese nuclear reactors damaged by the Marchearthquake and tsunami.

The disclosure came in a report prepared by a UCSD team investigating atmospheric sulfur. In March, air filters at the end of Scripps Pier picked up nearly double the normal amount of radioactive sulfur.

Experts said there was no exposure concern for humans.

“It’s wow. It’s wow,” explained researcher Antra Priyedershi as she saw results that showed the radioactivity had traveled to the coast of California. Read More