Scientists will begin testing local kelp beds later this month for radioactive contamination that may have drifted east from Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster in 2011.
Researchers from California State University Long Beach are set to monitor the state’s kelp forests for radioactive contamination resulting from the meltdown of Fukushima’s nuclear power plant in Japan.
Fire officials are urging residents in the Southland to use the anniversary of the Tokyo earthquake and tsunami to prepare for the next major disaster here at home.
Dozens of Southern Californians will hold a peaceful rally to remember the meltdown of the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan and to raise awareness about nuclear power in California.
Tuesday marks the 25th anniversary of the worst nuclear disaster in history at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant near Pripyat, Ukraine.
Officials conducted emergency drills at Southern California Edison’s San Onofre nuclear power plant from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday.