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US States, Agencies Work Together in Tracking Fukushima Radiation

A massive earthquake and tsunami in April 2011 caused the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan to melt down, releasing radiation into the surrounding environment. While some of this radiation was released directly into the ocean, most of the radiation went into the atmosphere, where it spread and eventually rained into the ocean. The ocean is full of radiation from natural sources, as well as from nuclear testing in the early 1960s. This radiation circulates throughout...

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