Scientists study Fukushima disaster's effect on Calif. sea life

04/6/2012 | KNBC-TV (Los Angeles)

In a recently published study, researchers reveal that sea kelp along the coast of Southern California had as much as 250 times the normal amount of radioactive iodine within weeks of the Fukushima nuclear disaster last year, raising concerns that radioactive compounds could be moving up the food chain toward humans. The researchers plan to study whether fish and kelp are contaminated with other radioactive chemicals that persist longer than iodine, which degrades relatively quickly.

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