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Agricultural Implications of the Fukushima Nuclear Accident

The First Three Years

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

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  • Details radioactive contamination in the agricultural systems affected by fallout
  • Provides radioactivity counting data that is easy to understand
  • Introduces a novel technique to visualize actual movement of cesium in soil and plants
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This book reports the results from on-site research into radioactive cesium contamination in various agricultural systems affected by the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident that occurred in March 2011. This is the second volume from the research groups formed in the Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences of The University of Tokyo who have published the initial data in their first volume. In this book, additional data collected in the subsequent years are presented to show how the radioactivity level in agricultural products and their growing environments have changed with time. The data clarify the route by which radioactive materials entered agricultural products and their movement among different components (e.g., soil, water, and trees) within an environmental system (e.g., forests). The book consists of various topics, including radioactivity inspection of food products; decontamination trials for rice and livestock production; the state of contamination in wild animals and birds, trees, mushrooms, and timber; the dynamics of radioactivity distribution in mountain and paddy fields; damage incurred by the forestry and fishery industries; and the change in consumers’ minds. The last chapter introduces a real-time radioisotope imaging system, the forefront technique to visualize actual movement of cesium in soil and in plants. This is the only book to provide systematic data about the actual change of radioactivity, and thus is of great value for all researchers who wish to understand the effect of radioactive fallout on agriculture. The project is ongoing; the research groups continue their work in the field for further evaluation of the long-term effects.

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“Nakanishi and Tanoi (both, Univ. of Tokyo, Japan) have compiled a series of open access papers detailing research from the first four years after the Fukushima nuclear accident. … the work provides clear insight into expectations from nuclear catastrophe, particularly within the framework of regulatory limits on radiation. … this source will prove useful to those living near nuclear reactors. Summing Up: Recommended. Undergraduates through professionals and practitioners.” (M. S. Coyne, Choice, Vol. 54 (2), October, 2016)


Table of contents (19 chapters)

Table of contents (19 chapters)
  • An Overview of Our Research

    Pages 1-9

    Nakanishi, Tomoko M.

  • Monitoring Inspection for Radioactive Substances in Agricultural, Livestock, Forest and Fishery Products in Fukushima Prefecture

    Pages 11-21

    Nihei, Naoto

  • Rice Inspections in Fukushima Prefecture

    Pages 23-31

    Nihei, Naoto

  • Cesium Accumulation in Paddy Field Rice Grown in Fukushima from 2011 to 2013: Cultivars and Fertilization

    Pages 33-43

    Ohmori, Yoshihiro (et al.)

  • Physiological Verification of the Effect of Potassium Supply on the Reduction of Radiocesium Content in Rice Grain

    Pages 45-53

    Kobayashi, Natsuko I.

Buy this book

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  • ISBN 978-4-431-55828-6
  • This book is an open access book, you can download it for free on link.springer.com
Hardcover $59.99
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  • ISBN 978-4-431-55826-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $59.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-4-431-56704-2
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Agricultural Implications of the Fukushima Nuclear Accident
Book Subtitle
The First Three Years
Editors
  • Tomoko M. Nakanishi
  • Keitaro Tanoi
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer Japan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and the Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-4-431-55828-6
DOI
10.1007/978-4-431-55828-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-4-431-55826-2
Softcover ISBN
978-4-431-56704-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 263
Number of Illustrations
72 b/w illustrations, 76 illustrations in colour
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