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Environnement - Advance - Tue, Oct 20, 2015

Contaminated Soils of Fukushima: a Review

A team from LSCE is publishing a review of more than 120 scientific publications on the transfers of radioactive contamination in the Fukushima area since the accident on March 11, 2011.

The Fukushima power plant accident resulted in the release of the largest quantity of radioactive material into the atmosphere since the Chernobyl nuclear accident. Around 20% of the radionuclides were deposited over coastal catchments of the Fukushima Prefecture. Radiocesium (134Cs and 137Cs) is considered the most serious radioisotope among all released materials.

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