News & AnalysisJapan Disaster

Citizens Find Radiation Far From Fukushima

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Science  17 Jun 2011:
Vol. 332, Issue 6036, pp. 1368
DOI: 10.1126/science.332.6036.1368

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Frustrated by a dearth of information on what happened to all of the radiological isotopes released from the ravaged Fukushima nuclear power plant, civic groups and individuals have been monitoring radiation on their own. Collectively, they have produced a worrisome picture of contamination throughout eastern Japan, with some hot spots surprisingly far from the crippled reactors.