TITLE

Radioactive atoll

PUB. DATE
June 1991
SOURCE
New Scientist;6/29/91, Vol. 130 Issue 1775, p17
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports on the statement of environmentalist group Greenpeace that radioactive cesium is leaking from the French nuclear test site in Muroroa atoll, South Pacific. Estimated levels of radioactivity in zooplankton in the waters around the island; Arrest of a Greenpeace team who were trying to take samples closer to the atoll; Call of Greenpeace for the European Commission to measure the contamination close to the atoll.
ACCESSION #
10491312

 

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