By Tomoyuki Takahashi
This ebook overviews environmental matters four years after the Fukushima nuclear coincidence, masking quite a lot of components relating to radiation and radioactivity. the themes mentioned are essential to clarify the connection among the result of study and Fukushima’s revitalized destiny. The chapters are divided into 4 elements: half 1 offers the id of radionuclides in soil and migration of radionuclides within the terrestrial surroundings; half 2 describes the protection decontamination method and therapy of radioactive waste; half three explains the improvement of the approach of dimension of environmental radiation and overview of exterior publicity; and half four discusses the id of radionuclides in farm items, regulate of root uptake, id of lowering radionuclides via meals processing, and evaluate of inner exposure.
because the twist of fate on the Tokyo electrical energy Company's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear energy station in 2011, slow steps were taken towards environmental restoration within the zone. although, there are nonetheless many concerns that must be tackled on the way to in achieving the complete revitalization of Fukushima. those matters surround many various disciplines equivalent to economics, psychology, and sociology. during this type of state of affairs, the position of technological know-how with regards to radiation and radioactivity is principally very important. This e-book goals to give a contribution to making plans countermeasures opposed to nuclear mess ups sooner or later. it is going to be of specific curiosity to governmental officers who're engaged with the Fukushima nuclear twist of fate; researchers, together with these in overseas sectors, who're drawn to radiological matters; and people who desire complete and trustworthy information regarding the Fukushima accident.
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1007/978-4-431-55848-4_4 33 34 Y. Shibahara et al. 1 Introduction On the accident of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant (FDNPP), fission products (FP) such as radioactive Cs and Sr were widely released. The amounts of FP generated in each reactor were calculated by using ORIGEN code . Many studies of radioactive Cs and Sr were performed to estimate external and internal exposures and to analyze the source of radioactive nuclides. 9 y) for that of radioactive Sr. 3 106 ) is also generated during the operation of reactors.
131 I was the source of the maximum radioactivity in the soil in March, 2011 in the Tokyo metropolitan hot-spot area. 9 k Bq kg 1 after rain (March 31). As the fallout radionuclides on the surface soils were mainly washed out from the atmospheric aerosol plume by precipitation, 137 Cs concentrations being similar to 131 I in the soil before rain on March 30 and after rain on March 31 suggest that the rainfall on March 21 and 22 (and the very small precipitation on March 15 and 16) was major source to most radionuclides in the soil.
It is therefore important, from the perspective of future studies on Fukushima, to determine whether such contaminants originate from the Fukushima accident or not. The use of nuclear energy, both in terms of nuclear reactors and nuclear weapons, provides several radioactive cesium nuclides in its products. The different production history in the two processes, however, results in different isotopic ratios of cesium. 134 Cs is produced as a result of neutron irradiation of 133 Cs, which can originate as a fission product.