Radiation From Japan Ended up in Southern California, UC San
Diego Researchers Confirm
Fukushima Nuclear Crisis
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By Dennis Romero |
Aug. 15 2011
Researchers at UC San Diego confirmed
today that radiation from quake-and-tsunami-damaged
Fukushima reactors reached Southern California.
Though other tests have determined that minuscule amounts
of nuclear material reached our shores, this one was
trumpeted by USCD as "the first quantitative measurement of
the amount of radiation leaked from the damaged nuclear
reactor in Fukushima, Japan, following the devastating
earthquake and tsunami earlier this year."
So was it enough to be worried about?
Although researchers "observed an unprecedented spike in
the amount of radioactive sulfur in the air in La Jolla" off
Scripps Pier 15 days after the early March quake, according
to a UCSD statement, it was still not enough to make you
glow, even a little.
Author of the research, Mark Thiemens:
... The absolute amount of radiation
that reached California was small. The levels we recorded
aren't a concern for human health. In fact, it took
sensitive instruments, measuring radioactive decay for hours
after lengthy collection of the particles, to precisely
measure the amount of radiation.
The discovery was published in today in the online
edition of Proceedings of the National Academy of
The lesson here? Researchers are getting good at tracking
radiation from far-off places.