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Agricultural Implications of the Fukushima Nuclear Accident

Editors: Nakanishi, Tomoko M., Tanoi, Keitaro (Eds.)

  • Provides a quick grasp of the extent of the Fukushima accident’s effect on agriculture
  • Details the movement of radioactivity during a one-and-a-half-year period
  • All data are original, collected in situ
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Following the Fukushima nuclear accident, a large volume of monitoring data has been collected about the soil, air, dust, and seawater, along with data about an immense number of foods supplied to the market. Little is known, however, about the effect of radioactive fallout on agriculture, information about which is vital. Although more than 80% of the damaged area is related to agriculture, in situ information specifically for agriculture is scarce. This book provides data about the actual movement and accumulation of radioactivity in the ecological system—for example, whether debris deposited on mountains can be a cause of secondary contamination, under what conditions plants accumulate radioactive cesium in their edible parts, and how radioactivity is transferred from hay to milk. Because agriculture is so closely related to nature, many specialists with different areas of expertise must be involved in answering these questions. In the case of rice, researchers in rice cultivation as well as in soil, hydrology, and radioactivity measurement are working together to reveal the paths or accumulation of radioactivity in the field. For this purpose, the Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences of The University of Tokyo has diverse facilities available throughout Japan, including farmlands, forests, and meadowlands. Many academic staff members have formed groups to conduct on-site research, with more than 40 volunteers participating. This book presents the data collected from the only project being systematically carried out across Japan after the Fukushima accident.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • The Overview of Our Research

    Nakanishi, Tomoko M.

    Pages 1-10

  • Behavior of Radiocesium Adsorbed by the Leaves and Stems of Wheat Plant During the First Year After the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Accident

    Tanoi, Keitaro

    Pages 11-18

  • Radiocesium Absorption by Rice in Paddy Field Ecosystems

    Nemoto, Keisuke (et al.)

    Pages 19-27

  • Cesium Uptake in Rice: Possible Transporter, Distribution, and Variation

    Fujiwara, Toru

    Pages 29-35

  • Time-Course Analysis of Radiocesium Uptake and Translocation in Rice by Radioisotope Imaging

    Kobayashi, Natsuko I.

    Pages 37-48

Buy this book

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  • ISBN 978-4-431-54328-2
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Hardcover $59.95
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-4-431-54327-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Agricultural Implications of the Fukushima Nuclear Accident
Editors
  • Tomoko M. Nakanishi
  • Keitaro Tanoi
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Japan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and the Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-4-431-54328-2
DOI
10.1007/978-4-431-54328-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-4-431-54327-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 204
Number of Illustrations and Tables
27 b/w illustrations, 69 illustrations in colour
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