Multidisciplinary and Interdisciplinary(M)
Session Sub CategoryApplied Geosciences
Session IDM-AG34
TitleDynamics of radionuclides emitted from Fukuchima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant in the environment
Short titleRadionuclides in the earth environment
Main ConvenerNameKazuyuki Kita
AffiliationFaculty of Science, Ibaraki University
Co-Convener 1NameYuichi Onda
AffiliationCenter for Research on Isotopes and Environmental Dynamics, University of Tsukuba
Co-Convener 2NameYasuhito Igarashi
AffiliationAtmospheric Environment and Applied Meteorology Research Department, Meteorological Research Institute
Co-Convener 3NameMasatoshi Yamada
AffiliationInstitute of Radiation Emergency Medicine, Hirosaki University
ScopeThe Great East Japan Earthquake caused the severe accident in TEPCO Fukushima dai-ichi nuclear power plant (FDNPP), leading to emission of huge amount of radionuclides to the environment. They have been transported and diffused by atmospheric motion, depositing them to soil and vegetation. Deposited radionuclides are dynamically shifted in the earth environment; atmosphere, soil, inland water, ocean, and ecosystem. To understand this dynamic shift in the environment and for the long-term prediction of the disaster by the radionuclides, investigation and discussion based on not only the earth sciences including ecology but also on the radiochemistry and other related sciences. In this session, various efforts to understand the dynamic behavior of radionuclides emitted from FDNPP accident in the earth system as well as to predict their influences on the environment. It is expected that this session will offer a good opportunity to discuss radionuclides in the earth environment from wide aspect and to exchange information in various research fields.
Type of presentationOral and Poster presentation
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