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Southern California Seaweed Tests over 500 Percent Higher for Radioactive Iodine-131 Than Anywhere Else in US

Saturday 14 July 2012

‘High levels of radiation from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster reached Pacific shores just days after the catastrophe occurred, according to a recent study published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology. Tests conducted on samples of Macrocystis pyrifera, also known as Giant kelp, revealed the presence of radioactive iodine-131 at levels 500 percent higher in Southern California than in any other area of the country tested.’

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