LONG BEACH (CBSLA.com) — Can swimming or surfing in waters off the Southern California coast expose beachgoers to dangerous levels of radiation from the Fukushima disaster?
Experts from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach plan to answer that question and others Wednesday, as well as provide an update using the latest measurements and data regarding the Fukushima nuclear accident on its fourth anniversary.READ MORE: Search Continues For Lauren Cho Of New Jersey, Last Seen On June 28 In Remote Area Of Yucca Valley
The Aquarium will present a live webcast with WHOI Senior Scientist Dr. Ken Buesseler and Aquarium President Dr. Jerry R. Schubel.READ MORE: CBS2 Investigation Uncovers Dozens Of Security Breaches At LAX
During the live interactive webcast the Aquarium will project data, including visualizations from NOAA, to illustrate and analyze the impact of the disaster around the globe.MORE NEWS: Singer Sarah Dash, Founding Member Of '60s All-Girl Group Labelle, Dies At 76
A study published in December found that plumes of radioactive water from the damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant have been detected off the coast of Canada and the California coastline, but in much lower levels than experts believe would pose a health threat.