It has been 10 years since the accident at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plants in Japan, and worries still abound. Read this opinion piece by Ken Buesseler:
Nearly 10 years ago, I boarded a flight from Boston to Tokyo, filled with anxiety.
I was flying from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, where I work, to Japan, the site of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.
The plant was devastated by a tsunami on March 11, 2011. It was reportedly releasing dangerous levels of radioactive materials, most of which was ending up in the ocean. My job, along with a handful of other marine scientists, was to survey the contamination in the surrounding oceans. My expertise as a marine radiochemist would come in handy. I was worried about what we might find…. READ MORE