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Agricultural Implications of the Fukushima Nuclear Accident (III)

Publication year: 2019

ISBN: 978-981-13-3218-0

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This volume in the series reports on studies undertaken at contaminated sites such as farmland, forests, and marine and freshwater environments, with a particular focus on livestock, wild plants and mushrooms, crops, and marine products in those environments. It also provides additional data collected in the subsequent years to show how the radioactivity levels in agricultural products and their growing environments have changed with time and the route by which radioactive materials entered agricultural products as well as their movement between different components (e.g., soil, water, and trees) within an environmental system (e.g., forests). The book covers various topics, including radioactivity testing of food products; decontamination trials for rice and livestock production; the state of contamination in, trees, mushrooms, and timber; the dynamics of radioactivity distribution in paddy fields and upland forests; damage incurred by the forestry and fishery industries; and the change in consumers’ attitudes. Chapter 19 introduces a real-time radioisotope imaging system, a pioneering technique to visualize the movement of cesium in soil and in plants.

Subject: Earth and Environmental Science / Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant / Cs-137 accumulation and movement / Agricultural effects of radio-contamination / Remediation trial of agriculture / Food contamination / Radioactivity distribution / Decontamination procedures / The Great East Japan Earthquake / Effects of Radiation/Radiation Protection / Pollution, general / Forestry / Agriculture / Animal Physiology / Monitoring / Environmental Analysis