Fukushima radionuclide contamination data

Recently, the National Nuclear Security Administration, in cooperation with the Department of Energy and Japanese research agencies, released to the public data obtained during radiological surveys of the area and airspace surrounding Fukushima in the months after the Tohoku Earthquake. The data includes radiation analyses from surrounding soil samples, air samples taken during fixed-wing aerial surveys and helicopter surveys, and a study of dispersion and fallout of Cesium radionuclides from the Fukushima Daiichi station.

If you have Google Earth, or can download it onto your computer, you can study the raw KML files created by NNSA of the analyses results or create your own maps from the raw data available for download from Data.gov. They have also released a powerpoint detailing the results of their findings and conclusions.


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