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The Pacific Swallows Fukushima's Fallout

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Science  03 May 2013:
Vol. 340, Issue 6132, pp. 547
DOI: 10.1126/science.340.6132.547

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The Tohoku disaster had one unprecedented impact: an enormous amount of radiation was deposited in the ocean. The good news is that any long-term effects are likely to be trivial. And, thanks to strict testing of seafood, the radiation should not harm human health. But there are lingering conundrums.