The beaches at Fukushima, radioactive record – scientists

Пляжи у Фукусимы рекордно радиоактивные – ученые

The highest levels of radioactivity recorded in the sand and in the groundwater at Fukushima.

A large amount of radioactive cesium-137 and other radionuclides settled in the Sands of the sea tens of kilometres from Fukushima in the first days after the disaster. Now these radioactive substances are slowly returning to the world ocean. This is reported by ecologists in an article published in the journal PNAS.

“Nobody expected that the highest levels of radioactivity and the largest reserves of radionuclides we find not in the Bay where the nuclear power plants and in the sand and in the groundwater at a greater distance from the station. These Sands, which became a kind of sponge for radionuclides cleared from them only in the distant future, when the cesium is fully disintegrate or “run away” to sea,” said Virginia Sanial from the Oceanographic Institute woods hole (USA).

Earlier it was reported that people abandoned villages in the exclusion zone around the Fukushima plant master wild boars.

The BBC showed the exclusion zone around Fukushima

March 11, 2011 Japan earthquake off the northeast coast of the main island of Honshu. The result of the tsunami killed or missing more than 18 thousand people.

The disaster has also led to the accident at Fukushima-1, accompanied by the release of radioactive substances. From areas near the station had to be evacuated over 80 thousand people.