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How You Can Help Scientists Track Ocean Radiation

As the nuclear plant at Fukushima Daiichi has been plagued with problems, including the release of radiation into the Pacific Ocean, many scientists from around the world have grown concerned about the spread of radiation. It’s of particular concern to those in nations like the US, where radiation could be hitting US shores, affecting US fisheries, and causing other problems. Unfortunately, the funding and personnel needed to comprehensively research the issue are simply beyond the means of many scientific research organizations.

That’s where you come in. Yes, you! Over there! The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, one of the most prestigious research facilities in the world, is seeking help from citizen scientists, ordinary people interested in furthering the cause of science. You don’t need to have an advanced degree, lab skills, or anything else to help out; they’ll provide the tools and the instructions so you can contribute to their radiation mapping project to learn more about how Fukushima is affecting the environment.

What can you do? If you live near the ocean, you can propose a location near you for sampling. If you can raise the funds (approximately $600), Woods Hole will send you a sampling kit with clear directions which you can use to collect samples and then send back to the organization for analysis and study. Additional sampling locations will help Woods Hole scientists monitor the spread and movement of radiation and make better forecasting models for both this event and future incidents.

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