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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Radioactivity in the Terrestrial Environment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Yomei Tokuda, Yutaro Norikawa, Hirokazu Masai, Yoshikatsu Ueda, Naoto Nihei, Shigeto Fujimura et al.
      Pages 3-11 Open Access
    3. Tomoko Ohta, Yasunori Mahara, Satoshi Fukutani, Takumi Kubota, Hiroyuki Matsuzaki, Yuji Shibahara et al.
      Pages 13-24 Open Access
    4. Takumi Kubota, Yuji Shibahara, Tomoko Ohta, Satoshi Fukutani, Toshiyuki Fujii, Koichi Takamiya et al.
      Pages 25-31 Open Access
    5. Yuji Shibahara, Takumi Kubota, Satoshi Fukutani, Toshiyuki Fujii, Koichi Takamiya, Tomoko Ohta et al.
      Pages 33-46 Open Access
    6. Hirokuni Yamanishi, Masayo Inagaki, Genichiro Wakabayashi, Sin-ya Hohara, Tetsuo Itoh, Michio Furukawa
      Pages 47-55 Open Access
    7. Tetsuya Matsunaka, Kimikazu Sasa, Keisuke Sueki, Yuichi Onda, Keisuke Taniguchi, Yoshifumi Wakiyama et al.
      Pages 57-63 Open Access
  3. Decontamination and Radioactive Waste

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 65-65
    2. Hirohisa Yoshida, Hideki Ogawa, Kahori Yokota, Shio Arai, Shigemitsu Igei, Ritsuko Nakamura
      Pages 67-77 Open Access
    3. Yoshikatsu Ueda, Yomei Tokuda, Hiroshi Goto
      Pages 79-87 Open Access
    4. Yoko Fujikawa, Hiroaki Ozaki, Xiaming Chen, Shogo Taniguchi, Ryouhei Takanami, Aiichiro Fujinaga et al.
      Pages 89-107 Open Access
  4. Environmental Radiation and External Exposure

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 109-109
    2. Minoru Tanigaki
      Pages 111-120 Open Access
    3. Munehiko Kowatari, Takumi Kubota, Yuji Shibahara, Toshiyuki Fujii, Koichi Takamiya, Satoru Mizuno et al.
      Pages 121-131 Open Access
    4. Masayoshi Kawai, Michikuni Shimo, Muneo Morokuzu
      Pages 133-146 Open Access
    5. Hiroko Yoshida-Ohuchi, Takashi Kanagami, Yasushi Satoh, Masahiro Hosoda, Yutaka Naitoh, Mizuki Kameyama
      Pages 147-156 Open Access
  5. Radioactivity in Foods and Internal Exposure

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. Franca Carini, Massimo Brambilla, Nick G. Mitchell, Hirofumi Tsukada
      Pages 159-172 Open Access
    3. Naoto Nihei, Atsushi Hirose, Mihoko Mori, Keitaro Tanoi, Tomoko M. Nakanishi
      Pages 173-178 Open Access
    4. Hirofumi Tsukada, Tomoyuki Takahashi, Satoshi Fukutani, Kenji Ohse, Kyo Kitayama, Makoto Akashi
      Pages 179-187 Open Access
    5. Takashi Saito, Kazuhira Takahashi, Toshifumi Murakami, Takuro Shinano
      Pages 189-198 Open Access
    6. Keiko Tagami, Shigeo Uchida
      Pages 199-207 Open Access
    7. Shin Hasegawa, Shinya Oku, Daisuke Fujise, Yuki Yoshida, Kazuaki Yajima, Yasuo Okuda et al.
      Pages 221-232 Open Access

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

Fukushima nuclear plant accident Radioactivity in the terrestrial environment Radioactive waste Environmental radiation Radioactivity in foods Decontamination Environmental radioactivity External exposure Fukushima nuclear power stations Internal exposure

Editors and affiliations

  • Tomoyuki Takahashi
    • 1
  1. 1.Research Reactor InstituteKyoto UniversityOsakaJapan

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