5) The results showed that the radiocesium
was adsorbed by the fine clay and organic matter but not by larger components such as gravel or sand.
The accident of the Daiichi nuclear power plant in March 2011 released a large amount of radiocesium
into the North Pacific Ocean (see Kumamoto et al.
Al-Sabti K (1992) Micronuclei induction in pike (Esox lucius) in Swedish lakes contaminated with radiocesium
2001: Simulating wet deposition of radiocesium
from the Chernobyl accident.
Rhizospheric mobilization and plant uptake of radiocesium
from weathered soils: I.
levels in humans over a four-year period.
Over time rain and snow washed plutonium, radiocesium
, and other radioactive particles onto the forest floor.
The waste volumes are so large -- estimated to be 30 million cubic meters (enough to fill the 55,000-seat Tokyo Dome more than 20 times) -- and the material so complex that the final steps of management need to be carefully optimized, even if the main contaminant is relatively short-lived radiocesium
contamination of adults and children in Fukushima 7 to 20 months after the Fukushima NPP accident as measured by extensive whole-body-counter surveys Ryugo S.
It has also been shown that dosages of cesium chloride at 250 mg can double the effectiveness of flushing radioactive cesium from both humans and animals, cutting the effective half-life of radiocesium
from 110 to 60 to 80 days, thus decreasing the chances of developing cancers.
3 million curies of radioiodine and 410,000 curies of radiocesium
had been released to the atmosphere.
Modelling the long-term dynamics of radiocesium
in closed lakes, Journal of Environmental Radioactivity 61(1): 41-53.