Monitoring to be set up across the Pacific

The Pacific Disaster Centre is calling for nuclear monitoring to be set up across the Pacific after Japanese authorities revealed contamination could be more widespread than first thought.

Japan’s Atomic Energy Agency predicts that radioactive caesium from the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant will travel four thousand kilometres through the Pacific Ocean within one year and reach Hawaii within three years.

While the agency believes the contamination levels will be low, the Hawaii-based centre says its not yet known what damage will be done in the region.


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