DIY, Cloud Sourcing for Monitoring of Fukushima

There was a recent post that monitoring of the Pacific Ocean for radioactivity has begun.  It is a well written piece that explains cesium and Becquerels and data collection.  The article states that:

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) marine chemist Ken Buesseler began sampling and analyzing seawater surrounding the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant three months after the 2011 disaster. Today, he launched a crowd sourcing campaign and citizen science website to collect and analyze seawater along the West Coast of North America as the radioactive plume travels 5,000 miles across the Pacific Ocean.

I am happy to see that monitoring has begun, but it is also shocking that this endeavor of monitoring is funded by the people themselves with NGO’s.   Is there no sense of outrage that neither the governments of the US and Japan nor the corporations such as TEPCO or GE feel that they are responsible for their actions?


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