News Focus

The Pacific Swallows Fukushima's Fallout

See allHide authors and affiliations

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

You are currently viewing the summary.

View Full Text

Log in to view the full text

Log in through your institution

Log in through your institution

Summary

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.