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Fukushima Fallout Reaches U.S.A.

Trace levels of radiation found in rainwater from California to Massachusetts

By Mike Whitney

March 31, 2011 "Information Clearing House" -- - Three of the six nuclear reactors at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant have partially melted down and highly toxic plutonium is seeping into the soil outside. Plutonium is less volatile than other radioactive elements like iodine or cesium, but it's also more deadly. According to Businessweek, "When plutonium decays, it emits what is known as an alpha particle, a relatively big particle that carries a lot of energy. When an alpha particle hits body tissue, it can damage the DNA of a cell and lead to a cancer-causing mutation." If plutonium leaches into groundwater or pristine aquifers, the threat to public health and the environment will be extreme. This is an excerpt from an article in the Guardian:

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Added: Mar-31-2011 Occurred On: Mar-31-2011
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