Factors affecting vertical distribution of Fukushima accident-derived radiocesium in soil under different land-use conditions.

@article{Koarashi2012FactorsAV,
  title={Factors affecting vertical distribution of Fukushima accident-derived radiocesium in soil under different land-use conditions.},
  author={Jun Koarashi and Mariko Atarashi-Andoh and Takeshi Matsunaga and Tsutomu Sato and Seiya Nagao and Haruyasu Nagai},
  journal={The Science of the total environment},
  year={2012},
  volume={431},
  pages={392-401}
}
The Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant accident in Japan, triggered by a big earthquake and the resulting tsunami on 11 March 2011, caused a substantial release of radiocesium ((137)Cs and (134)Cs) and a subsequent contamination of soils in a range of terrestrial ecosystems. Identifying factors and processes affecting radiocesium retention in these soils is essential to predict how the deposited radiocesium will migrate through the soil profile and to other biological components. We… CONTINUE READING

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