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 –The Japanese nuclear disaster bathed north America in a radioactive cloud. Now pharmacologists have found the telltale signature in California wine made at the time. | 19 July 2018 | The meltdown[s] at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan…released a radioactive cloud that bathed North America in fissile by-products. Is it possible to see the effects of the Fukushima nuclear disaster [which began in 2011] in California wines produced at the time? Today we get an answer, thanks to a study carried out by Hubert and a couple of colleagues. “In January 2017, we came across a series of Californian wines (Cabernet Sauvignon) from vintage 2009 to 2012,” say Hubert and company. Hubert and his colleagues found measurable amounts of cesium-137 above background levels in the wine produced after 2011. “It seems there is an increase in activity in 2011 by a factor of two,” conclude the team.

Fukushima’s nuclear signature found in California wine

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