Ocean Radioactivity

CAPE & ISLANDS The Point

Ken Buesseler, Senior Scientist Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, talks about his research in the chemical processes in the ocean. He has been tracking data coming out of Japan from the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant where four of six reactors have been releasing radiation into the atmosphere and ocean. He is comparing it to other releases, like Chernobyl, as well as other natural radioactive elements.

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