California Wines, Radioactive Particles
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Scientists suggest the Fukushima nuclear disaster may have affected Napa wines.
The Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan released the radioactive isotope cesium-137 into the air.
That radioactive cloud later made it across the pacific to Northern California.
French scientists now say some wines made after 2011 contain twice as much cesium than those made before that year, and according to the San Francisco Gate, “the effects of such a disaster can linger for decades.”
But the good news is- the levels are still far to low for concern.