Group 9 Created with Sketch. Group 13 Created with Sketch. Pause Created with Sketch. Combined Shape Created with Sketch. Group 12 Created with Sketch. Group 12 Created with Sketch. Shape Created with Sketch. Created with Sketch. Shape Created with Sketch. Created with Sketch. Created with Sketch. Group 13 Created with Sketch. Group 16 Created with Sketch. Group 3 Created with Sketch. Group 13 Created with Sketch. Group 16 Created with Sketch. Group 18 Created with Sketch. Group 19 Created with Sketch. Group 21 Created with Sketch. Group 22 Created with Sketch.
|

Scientists test kelp for traces of Fukushima radiation

Scientists across the West Coast plan to test kelp over the next year to see if it's absorbing radioactive material from the partial Fukushima nuclear meltdown.

Three years ago when the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan was hit by a tsunami, radioactive isotopes like Cesium-134 and 137 were leaked into the ocean. Water from that initial disaster is expected to reach the West Coast later this year. KPCC's Sanden Totten reports.