That is comforting

Aerial shot of Fukushima nuclear power plant after the quake (screenshot: xeni)

It had to happen eventually.

Researchers say radioactive cesium isotopes from Japan’s severely damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant have made their way to the waters just off the coast of Canada.

Scientists confirmed the arrival of radioactive Fukushima water at the annual American Geophysical Union’s Ocean Sciences Meeting in Honolulu today

The good news is, the initial readings show a low level of radioactivity. So nothing to worry about.

Meanwhile, at the same time in Japan.

Tokyo Electric Power Co. (9501) is re-analyzing 164 water samples collected last year at the wrecked Fukushima atomic plant because previous readings “significantly undercounted” radiation levels.

Gulp! (While it isn’t painful.)

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