Underwater Nuclear Research near Fukushima

Photo | 11 March, 2016

Greenpeace nuclear campaigner Jan Vande Putte onboard Asakaze, a Japanese research vessel chartered by Greenpeace Japan, conducting radiation survey work off shore of Fukushima Prefecture doing sea bed survey and sampling of marine sediment, with the Rainbow Warrior acting as a campaign support ship. A gamma ray spectrometer is used to measure the distribution of radioactivity discharged from the plant, and sampling and the under water videos /stills documentation are conducted by a Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV). All samples will be sealed upon before transport to independent laboratories in Japan and France.