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Atmospheric dispersion and deposition of radionuclides from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident

Anne Mathieu, Irene Korsakissok, Denis Quelo, Jerome Groell, Marilyne Tombette, Damien Didier, Emmanuel Quentric, Olivier Saunier, Jean-Pierre Benoit and Olivier Isnard
Atmospheric dispersion and deposition of radionuclides from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident (in Fukushima Daiichi, Takashi Murakami (editor) and Rodney C. Ewing (editor))
Elements (June 2012) 8 (3): 195-200

Abstract

On March 11, 2011, an earthquake and tsunami hit the northeast coast of Japan and damaged the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, leading to the release of radioactive material into the atmosphere. We trace the evolution of radioactivity release to the atmosphere and subsequent dispersion as simulated by models, and we compare these to actual measurements. Four main release periods are highlighted. The first event had limited consequences to the north of the power plant along the coast; the second had no impact on Japanese territory because the plumes travelled toward the Pacific Ocean; the third was responsible for significant and long-term impact, especially northwest of the plant; and the last had consequences of lesser impact on the Tokyo area.


ISSN: 1811-5209
Serial Title: Elements
Serial Volume: 8
Serial Issue: 3
Title: Atmospheric dispersion and deposition of radionuclides from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident
Title: Fukushima Daiichi
Affiliation: Institute of Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety, Fontenay-aux-Roses, France
Affiliation: University of Tokyo, Department of Earth and Planetary Science, Tokyo, Japan
Pages: 195-200
Published: 201206
Text Language: English
Publisher: Mineralogical Society of America and Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland and Mineralogical Association of Canada and Geochemical Society and Clay Minerals Society, International
References: 24
Accession Number: 2012-073282
Categories: Environmental geology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus.
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Secondary Affiliation: University of Michigan, USA, United States
Country of Publication: International
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Abstract, copyright, Mineralogical Society of America. Reference includes data from GeoScienceWorld, Alexandria, VA, United States
Update Code: 201238
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