Savants reckon radiation released by the 2011 Fukushima nuclear kerfuffle has made its way into California’s wine. A paper emitted this month by researchers at the University of Bordeaux Centre d’Études Nucléaires de Bordeaux-Gradignan (CNRS) in France revealed that levels of cesium-137 in the atmosphere rose as a result of the reactor accident, judging by Cali tipple tested before and after Japan’s level-7 nuclear disaster. It is believed a radioactive cloud released by the Fukushima Daiichi plant made its way across the Pacific and over to California’s Napa Valley vineyards, where trace amounts of the highly soluble cesium isotope got into the grapes used to make the region’s famed wines.
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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is updating emergency management plans to include plans for potential nuclear detonations in 60 U.S. cities. An agency official told BuzzFeed News that the agency is shifting plans away from the likelihood of a terrorist detonating a smaller nuclear device and toward the possibility of a state actor detonating a military-grade nuclear weapon.
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