Suzuki, Shotaro*; Amano, Yosuke*; Enomoto, Masahiro*; Matsumoto, Akira*; Morioka, Yoshiaki*; Sakuma, Kazuyuki; Tsuruta, Tadahiko; Kaeriyama, Hideki*; Miura, Hikaru*; Tsumune, Daisuke*; et al.
Science of the Total Environment, 831, p.154670_1 - 154670_15, 2022/07
Uchiyama, Yusuke*; Tokunaga, Natsuki*; Azuma, Kohei*; Kamidaira, Yuki; Tsumune, Daisuke*; Iwasaki, Toshiki*; Yamada, Masatoshi*; Tateda, Yutaka*; Ishimaru, Takashi*; Ito, Yukari*; et al.
Science of the Total Environment, 816, p.151573_1 - 151573_13, 2022/04
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Miura, Hikaru*; Ishimaru, Takashi*; Ito, Yukari*; Kuribara, Yuichi; Otosaka, Shigeyoshi*; Sakaguchi, Aya*; Misumi, Kazuhiro*; Tsumune, Daisuke*; Kubo, Atsushi*; Higaki, Shogo*; et al.
Scientific Reports (Internet), 11, p.5664_1 - 5664_11, 2021/03
For the first time, we isolated and investigated seven CsMPs (radioactive caesium-bearing microparticles) from marine particulate matter and sediment. From the elemental composition, the Cs/Cs activity ratio, and the Cs activity per unit volume results, we inferred that the five CsMPs collected from particulate matter were emitted from Unit 2 of the FDNPP, whereas the two CsMPs collected from marine sediment were possibly emitted from Unit 3. The presence of CsMPs can cause overestimation of the solid-water distribution coefficient of Cs in marine sediments and particulate matter and a high apparent radiocaesium concentration factor for marine biota. CsMPs emitted from Unit 2, which were collected from the estuary of a river that flowed through a highly contaminated area, may have been deposited on land and then transported by the river. By contrast, CsMPs emitted from Unit 3 were possibly transported eastward by the wind and deposited directly onto the ocean surface.
Miura, Hikaru*; Kuribara, Yuichi; Yamamoto, Masayoshi*; Sakaguchi, Aya*; Yamaguchi, Noriko*; Sekizawa, Oki*; Nitta, Kiyofumi*; Higaki, Shogo*; Tsumune, Daisuke*; Itai, Takaaki*; et al.
Scientific Reports (Internet), 10, p.11421_1 - 11421_9, 2020/07
Uchiyama, Yusuke*; Azuma, Kohei*; Odani, Sachika*; Iwasaki, Toshiki*; Tsumune, Daisuke*; Kamidaira, Yuki; Shimizu, Yasuyuki*; Onda, Yuichi*
Doboku Gakkai Rombunshu, B2 (Kaigan Kogaku) (Internet), 73(2), p.I_685 - I_690, 2017/10
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Misumi, Kazuhiro*; Tsumune, Daisuke*; Tsubono, Takaki*; Tateda, Yutaka*; Aoyama, Michio*; Kobayashi, Takuya; Hirose, Katsumi*
Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, 136, p.218 - 228, 2014/10
Major controls on spatiotemporal variations of Cs activity in seabed sediments derived from the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant accident during the first year after the accident were investigated by using numerical simulations. The model successfully reproduced major features of the observed spatiotemporal variations of Cs activity in sediments. The spatial pattern of Cs in sediments, which mainly reflected the history of Cs activity in the bottom water overlying the sediment and the sediment particle size distribution, became established during the first several months after the accident. Taking Cs activities in sediments in the coastal area and in the vicinity of the power plant into account, increased the simulated total inventory of Cs in sediments off the Fukushima coast to a value on the order of 10 Bq.
Masumoto, Yukio*; Miyazawa, Yasumasa*; Tsumune, Daisuke*; Tsubono, Takaki*; Kobayashi, Takuya; Kawamura, Hideyuki; Estournel, C.*; Marsaleix, P.*; Lanerolle, L.*; Mehra, A.*; et al.
Elements, 8(3), p.207 - 212, 2012/06
Present status of oceanic dispersion simulations of cesium 137 (Cs) directly discharged from Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant are reviewed using five model outputs and other available informations, focusing on estimations of discharged amount of Cs and subsequent dispersion in a region off Fukushima during March and April, 2011. Common aspects and discrepancies among the simulated results are described. While the discharged amount spreads from about 1 to 27 P Bq of Cs among the estimates, the values obtained from the five models indicate 2 to 4 P Bq. With these total amounts and time evolutions of the discharge rate, mimicking observed Cs concentration near FDNPP, as a source for the dispersion calculation, all the five models simulated the Cs dispersion in the ocean reasonably well corresponding to the observed distributions.
Takata, Hyoe*; Otsuki, Azusa*; Sato, Shun*; Otosaka, Shigeyoshi*; Toda, Ryoji*; Nishikawa, Jun*; Kenmochi, Hideyuki*; Ishikura, Mei*; Yamada, Momoka*; Shinkai, Yusuke*; et al.
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Research cruises were conducted by the Shinsei Maru from October 7 to October 17, 2021, and from October 2 to 13, 2022, in the coastal waters off Fukushima Prefecture. Those cruises aimed to monitor radionuclide distribution and to clarify the dynamics of radionuclides in the coastal water and the environmental response of ecosystems after the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident in March 2011.