Ken Buesseler

Ken Buesseler

Dr. Ken Buesseler is a marine radiochemist with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and director of the WHOI Center for Marine and Environmental Radioactivity.

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  • March 9, 2016

    it is incorrect to say that Fukushima is under control when levels of radioactivity in the ocean indicate ongoing leaks, caused by groundwater flowing through the site and, we think, enhanced after storms. At the same time, it is wrong to attribute to Fukushima events like recent die-offs of seal, whale, and starfish along the West Coast. Meanwhile, the response we receive from an alphabet-soup of federal agencies is that such work “is in the national interest,” but ultimately “not our job.” Continue reading