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Radiological Issues for Fukushima’s Revitalized Future

Editors: Takahashi, Tomoyuki (Ed.)

  • Provides a wide range of research results carried out by a variety of organizations and individuals
  • Includes valuable and useful information to help revitalize Fukushima
  • Contains reliable data discussed at an international symposium 
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This book overviews environmental issues 4 years after the Fukushima nuclear accident, covering a wide range of areas related to radiation and radioactivity. The topics discussed are necessary to make clear the relationship between the results of research and Fukushima’s revitalized future. The chapters are divided into four parts: Part 1 presents the identification of radionuclides in soil and migration of radionuclides in the terrestrial environment; Part 2 describes the safety decontamination system and treatment of radioactive waste; Part 3 explains the development of the system of measurement of environmental radiation and evaluation of external exposure; and Part 4 discusses the identification of radionuclides in farm products, control of root uptake, identification of decreasing radionuclides by food processing, and evaluation of internal exposure.

Since the accident at the Tokyo Electric Power Company's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station in 2011, gradual steps have been taken toward environmental recovery in the area. However, there are still many issues that need to be tackled in order to achieve the full revitalization of Fukushima. These issues encompass many different disciplines such as economics, psychology, and sociology. In this kind of situation, the role of science in relation to radiation and radioactivity is especially important. This book aims to contribute to planning countermeasures against nuclear disasters in the future. It will be of particular interest to governmental officials who are engaged with the Fukushima nuclear accident; researchers, including those in international sectors, who are interested in radiological issues; and those who need comprehensive and reliable information about the Fukushima accident.

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Table of contents (20 chapters)

  • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Study of Cs Adsorption onto Clay Minerals

    Tokuda, Yomei (et al.)

    Pages 3-11

  • Speciation of 137Cs and 129I in Soil After the Fukushima NPP Accident

    Ohta, Tomoko (et al.)

    Pages 13-24

  • Isotopic Ratio of 135Cs/137Cs in Fukushima Environmental Samples Collected in 2011

    Kubota, Takumi (et al.)

    Pages 25-31

  • Application of Mass Spectrometry for Analysis of Cesium and Strontium in Environmental Samples Obtained in Fukushima Prefecture

    Shibahara, Yuji (et al.)

    Pages 33-46

  • Migration of Radioactive Cesium to Water from Grass and Fallen Leaves

    Yamanishi, Hirokuni (et al.)

    Pages 47-55

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  • ISBN 978-4-431-55848-4
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  • ISBN 978-4-431-55847-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Radiological Issues for Fukushima’s Revitalized Future
Editors
  • Tomoyuki Takahashi
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer Japan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and the Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-4-431-55848-4
DOI
10.1007/978-4-431-55848-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-4-431-55847-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 232
Number of Illustrations and Tables
43 b/w illustrations, 32 illustrations in colour
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