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Scientists Crowdsource Volunteers to Take Beach Water Samples

 
Scientists Crowdsource Volunteers to Take Beach Water Samples
Posted Saturday, March 15th 2014 @ 5pm  by KFBK News

Scientists have crowdsourced a network of volunteers taking water samples at beaches from Alaska to California to capture a detailed look at low levels of radiation drifting across the ocean since the 2011 tsunami that devastated the fukushima dai-ichi nuclear power plant in japan.

With the risk to public health extremely low, scientists say the effort is more about perfecting computer models predicting chemical and radiation spills than bracing for a threat.

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