A point of information for Kossaks who are interested in determining the impact of Fukushima on their part of the Pacific. In the absence of direct funding from Government agencies to monitor the impact of Fukushima sourced radionuclides on in the North Pacific Ocean and to the west coast of North America a crowd-sourced monitoring initiative has just been launched. The initiative is through the Center for Marine and Environmental Radiation out of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Headed up by Dr. Ken Buesseler the program is called How Radioactive is Our Ocean?. Interested citizen scientists can propose a sampling location, fund-raise, request a sampling kit, return seawater for analysis and receive results. Proposed sampling locations thus far include Pt. Reyes and Scripps Pier in California, Grayland and Sequim Bay Washington, and Kaneohe Bay Hawaii. All the data will be posted as it is generated on an interactive map that is already live on the site. The website provides much needed, accurate information about the present impact of Fukushima on the Pacific Ocean.
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