Novel Method of Quantifying Radioactive Cesium-Rich Microparticles (CsMPs) in the Environment from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.

@article{Ikehara2018NovelMO,
  title={Novel Method of Quantifying Radioactive Cesium-Rich Microparticles (CsMPs) in the Environment from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.},
  author={Ryohei Ikehara and Mizuki Suetake and Tatsuki Komiya and Genki Furuki and Asumi Ochiai and Shinya Yamasaki and William R. Bower and Gareth T W Law and Toshihiko Ohnuki and Bernd Grambow and Rodney Charles Ewing and Satoshi Utsunomiya},
  journal={Environmental science & technology},
  year={2018},
  volume={52 11},
  pages={
          6390-6398
        }
}
Highly radioactive cesium-rich microparticles (CsMPs) were released from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant (FDNPP) to the surrounding environment at an early stage of the nuclear disaster in March of 2011; however, the quantity of released CsMPs remains undetermined. Here, we report a novel method to quantify the number of CsMPs in surface soils at or around Fukushima and the fraction of radioactivity they contribute, which we call "quantification of CsMPs" (QCP) and is based on… CONTINUE READING
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