STAR & COMET partner contributions to Fukushima research
CEH has subsequently worked on a number of IAEA initiatives including a report on decommissioning and remediation and participation in a mission to Japan in October 2013 to consider progress on remediation after the accident.
Publications and data
B. Howard chaired a sub group and prepared a sub chapter on Remediation as part of the IAEA Fukushima Report (2015).
Howard, B.J., 2011. Countermeasures and remediation for reducing radiocaesium contamination of farm animals. In: Lessons of Chernobyl: NARO International Symposium on Agricultural Countermeasure for Extensive Contamination by Radionuclides, 5 September, 2011, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan. In Japanese. English text at: ttp://www.naro.affrc.go.jp/nilgs/kenkyukai/files/sympo2011_03.pdf
IAEA 2013 IAEA Report on Decommissioning and Remediation After a Nuclear Accident, September 2013, IEM4, Vienna, International Atomic Energy Agency. B Howard – remediation section.
IAEA 2014 The follow-up IAEA international mission on remediation of large contaminated areas off-site the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, Tokyo and Fukushima Prefecture, Japan, 14–21 October 2013. Final report. Vienna, International Atomic Energy Agency, 57pp.
Johansen, M.P., Ruedig, E., Tagami, K., Uchida, S., Higley, K., Beresford, N.A. 2015. Radiological dose rates to marine fish from the Fukushima Daiichi accident: the first three years across the north Pacific Environ. Sci. Technol. 49, 1277-1285 http://pubs.acs.org/doi/ipdf/10.1021/es505064d. Also, this video on 'What will be the impact of Fukushima on the North American coast?' produced by Goddards Journal may be of interest.
Copplestone,D., Beresford, N.A. 2014. Questionable studies won't help identify Fukushima's effects. The Conversation http://theconversation.com/questionable-studies-wont-help-identify-fukushimas-effects-26772
Hinton, T., Brechignac, F., Howard, B.J., Liland, A., Walker, S., Yankovich, T. 2014. Environmental radioactivity: legacy sites, Chernobyl and Fukushima (Editors) J. Environ. Radioact. 131, 1-3. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvrad.2013.12.002
Beresford, N.A.,Barnett, C.L.,Howard, B.J.,Howard, D.C.,Tyler, A.N.,Bradley, S.,Copplestone, D. 2012. Observations of Fukushima fallout in Great Britain. J. Environ. Radioact., 114, 48–53. and associated dataset (data doi http://dx.doi.org/10.5285/1a91c7d1-ec44). A summary of the data can be be found on the Virtual laboratory data catalogue.
Beresford, N.A., Barnett, C.L., Howard, B.J., Howard, D.C., Wells, C., Tyler, A.N., Bradley, S., Copplestone, D. 2012. Observations of Fukushima fallout in Great Britain. J. Environ. Radioact.114, 48-53. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvrad.2011.12.008
Beresford, N.A., Adam-Guillermin, C., Bonzom, J.-M ., Garnier-Laplace, J., Hinton, T., Lecomte, C., Copplestone, D. 2012. Comment on “Abundance of birds in Fukushima as judged from Chernobyl” by Møller et al. (2012). Environmental Pollution 169, 136. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2012.05.011
Beresford, N.A., Adam-Guillermin, C., Bonzom, J.-M ., Garnier-Laplace, J., Hinton, T., Lecomte Abundance of birds in Fukushima as judged from Chernobyl” by Møller et al. (2012). Environmental Pollution 169, 139-140. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2012.05.013, C., Copplestone, D., Della Vedova, C., Ritz, C. 2012. Response to authors’ reply regarding "Abundance of birds in Fukushima as judged from Chernobyl" by Møller et al. (2012).
Beresford, N.A., Copplestone, D. 2011. Effects of ionizing radiation on wildlife: What knowledge have we gained between the Chernobyl and Fukushima accidents? Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management, 7, 3, 371–373. DOI: 10.1002/ieam.238
Beresford, N.A., Copplestone, D. 2011. Effects of Ionizing Radiation on Wildlife: What Knowledge Have We Gained Between the Chernobyl and Fukushima Accidents? Integer. Environ. Assess. Manag., 7, 371–37. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ieam.238
Beresford, N.A., Howard B.J. 2011. An Overview of the Transfer of Radionuclides to Farm Animals and Potential Countermeasures of Relevance to Fukushima Releases. Integer. Environ. Assess. Manag., 7, 382–84. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ieam.235
Beresford, N.A., Howard, B.J. 2011. An overview of the transfer of radionuclides to farm animals and potential countermeasures of relevance to Fukushima releases. Integrated Environmental assessment and Management. DOI:10.1002/ieam.235
Reports and information sheets (in English)
Further material (in French)
Projects currently carrying out research in Fukushima
YouTube videos produced by IRSN
(not just related to Fukushima)
Garnier-Laplace, J., Beaugelin-Seiller, K., Hinton, T.G. 2011. Fukushima Wildlife Dose Reconstruction Signals Ecological Consequences. Environmental Science & Technology. doi.org/10.1021/es201637c
See also comments on this article in Nature News and Chemical & Engineering News.
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STUK have two datasets for which summary information can an be be found on the Virtual laboratory data catalogue.
Finnish deposition monitoring data
Fisher, N.A., Beaugelin-Seiller, K., Thomas G. Hinton, T.G., Zofia Baumanna, Z., Daniel J. Madigan, D.J., Garnier-Laplace, J. 2013. Evaluation of radiation doses and associated risk from the Fukushima nuclear accident to marine biota and human consumers of seafood. PNAS, 110, 10670-10675.
Vandenhove, H., Turcanu, C. 2011. Agricultural land management options following large-scale environmental contamination. Integrated Environmental assessment and Management. DOI:10.1002/ieam.234