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  1. Yasuhito Abe on March 10, 2021 at 11:35 pm

    Thank you very much for your fascinating presentation. This is a very important project for the following generations. I wonder if you could tell us a bit more about the relations between your project and public sectors in North America (such as California state government) for the past 10 years?

    • Jessica Drysdale on March 11, 2021 at 10:11 am

      Hi, thanks for your question – we have had little to no support from state or federal agencies to conduct sample analysis to monitor the shores for radioactive cesium because this type of monitoring is not part of their mandates. Unfortunately it seems to be a gap between various jurisdictions. We have received a lot of support from many small charitable and environmental organizations, some larger corporations, universities and native health groups. Many of these are shown on our webpage ( In British Columbia, Canada, Health Canada (federally funded) began supporting sampling through the group InFORM at the University of Victoria in 2015. They continue to monitor the BC coast (and fish). More information about their effort can be found on their poster page (