Australia finds radioactivity decades after UK nuclear test

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Australia finds radioactivity decades after UK nuclear test

Postby jira13578 » 05 Oct 2022 05:57


Australian research team finds radioactivityxo slotrisk to the ecosystems in the offshore northeast of the country after uk Nuclear bombs were tested in this area more than 50 years ago.

Xinhua news agency reported from Sydney. Australia on Oct. 5 that, although more than half a century ago The United Kingdom conducted the first nuclear test. Montebello Islands area Off the coast of northeastern Australia, between 1952 and 1956, scientists now find a risk of radioactivity. that affect marine life and tourists

Lead researcher Madison Hoffman, a doctoral student at Edith Cowan University, said the researchers detected levels of radionuclides. (radionuclides) from nuclear tests It's higher than the level people might get from the sand on local beaches. Radioactivity poses a risk to more than 150 species of coral, 450 species of fish, 630 species of shellfish and squid, 170 species of sea stars and urchins.

The project has collected and tested marine sediment samples. and more than 100 species of marine life around the island and will continue through 2024. In addition, researchers are mapping the site of higher levels of radionuclides. and will next examine its impact on marine life.

The Montebello Islands They welcome frequent visits to fishermen, divers and snorkelers. to experience a marine environment rich in biodiversity Local authorities have campaigned for tourists to spend only one hour a day visiting.
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