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Agricultural Implications of the Fukushima Nuclear Accident : The First Three Years

Publication year: 2016

ISBN: 978-4-431-55828-6

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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.

Subject: Earth and Environmental Science, Monitoring, Environmental Analysis, Agriculture, Plant Sciences, Ecology, Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant, Radioactive contamination, Radioactive cesium fallout, Food contamination, Radioactivity distribution, Decontamination procedures, Consumer mind, The Great East Japan Earthquake, Real-time radioisotope imaging system, Tsunami