Wednesday, February 26, 2014
(Honolulu, HI) -- A new study finds Hawaii is faring better than other areas in regards to fallout from the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster. The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute recently finished a comprehensive study looking at levels of radiation in the Pacific Ocean as a result of the nuclear meltdown. Scientists say they aren't seeing dangerous isotopes on the beaches of Hawaii and even when measurable amounts of the isotope known as cesium make it to the Aloha State it will be in much smaller amounts. Radiation from Fukushima isn't expected in Hawaii for two to three years.