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In the Wake of a Disaster

In March 2011, Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, crippled by a tsunami, released a record amount of radioactive material into the ocean. Three months later, WHOI marine chemist Ken Buesseler and a group of researchers and technicians spent two weeks aboard the University of Hawaii research vessel Ka‘imikai-o-Kanaloa (shown here, with flags flying, in Yokohama Harbor) examining many of the physical, chemical, and biological characteristics of the ocean. Today at 2:30, Buesseler will discuss their findings, and ongoing assessments of potential impacts of the radiation on public health and safety, during this week's Science Made Public Talk in Redfield Auditorium in Woods Hole. (Photo by Ken Kostel, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution )


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