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Traces of radiation from Fukushima found off the West Coast




Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) workers work on waste water tanks at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in the town of Okuma, Fukushima prefecture in Japan on June 12, 2013.
Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) workers work on waste water tanks at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in the town of Okuma, Fukushima prefecture in Japan on June 12, 2013.
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Almost four years after the Fukushima nuclear accident in Japan, traces of radiation have been detected off the West Coast. 

Scientists at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) have detected traces of the radioactive isotope cesium-124 about 100 miles off the coast of Eureka, California.

But not to worry— scientists say the levels of radiation don't pose a threat to humans. WHOI senior scientist Ken Buesseler joins Take Two for more on the findings.



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