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Reservoir sediments as a long-term source of dissolved radiocaesium in water system; a mass balance case study of an artificial reservoir in Fukushima, Japan

Funaki, Hironori; Sakuma, Kazuyuki; Nakanishi, Takahiro; Yoshimura, Kazuya; Katengeza, E. W.*

Science of the Total Environment, 743, p.140668_1 - 140668_9, 2020/11

 Times Cited Count:0

JAEA Reports

Contribution to risk reduction in decommissioning works by the elucidation of basic property of radioactive microparticles (Contract research); FY2018 Center of World Intelligence Project for Nuclear Science/Technology and Human Resource Development

Collaborative Laboratories for Advanced Decommissioning Science; Ibaraki University*

JAEA-Review 2019-041, 71 Pages, 2020/03

JAEA-Review-2019-041.pdf:3.38MB

JAEA/CLADS, has been conducting the Center of World Intelligence Project for Nuclear Science/Technology and Human Resource Development (hereafter referred to "the Project") since FY2018. The Project aims at solving problems in nuclear energy field represented by the decommissioning of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Inc. For this purpose, intelligence has been collected from all over the world, and basic research and human resource development have been promoted by closely integrating/collaborating knowledge and experiences in various fields beyond the barrier of conventional organizations and research fields. Among the adopted proposals in FY2018, this report summarizes the research results of the "Contribution to Risk Reduction in Decommissioning Works by the Elucidation of Basic Property of Radioactive Microparticles". In order to establish the decommissioning procedures (recovery of the melted fuels, decontamination inside the reactors, ensuring the safety of the workers, etc.) of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, radioactive microparticles released by the accident are an important information source for clarifying what had happened inside the reactors in the course of the accident. The purpose of the present study is to obtain detailed knowledge on the basic properties (particle size, composition, electrical/optical properties, etc.) of the radioactive microparticles, as well as to further elucidate the various properties of the radioactive microparticles including the quantitative evaluation of alpha-ray-emitters, through the Japan-UK synergetic research. Thus, we are conducting research and development that will contribute to the comprehensive works towards the risk reduction in the "decommissioning" plan.

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Separation of radiocaesium-bearing micro particle from environmental samples; Application to litter samples

Tagomori, Hisaya; Dohi, Terumi; Ishii, Yasuo; Kanaizuka, Seiichi*; Fujiwara, Kenso; Iijima, Kazuki

JAEA-Technology 2019-001, 37 Pages, 2019/03

JAEA-Technology-2019-001.pdf:26.85MB

An efficient methodology for separating the radiocaesium-bearing micro particles (CsMPs) released by the TEPCO's Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Station accident is required to investigate their spatial distribution and physicochemical properties. In this report we developed an efficiency separation method for CsMP from litters since the radiocaesium in litter may affect the radiocaesium cycling in forest ecosystem. One CsMP separation from litter containing lots of soil particles was attained within three days using electron microscopic analysis with digestion treatment of organic matter. This methodology is expected as CsMPs efficient separation method for not only forest floor litter but also barks and leaves of living tree, and other organic materials in the forested environment.

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Decreasing trend of ambient dose equivalent rates over a wide area in eastern Japan until 2016 evaluated by car-borne surveys using KURAMA systems

Ando, Masaki; Mikami, Satoshi; Tsuda, Shuichi; Yoshida, Tadayoshi; Matsuda, Norihiro; Saito, Kimiaki

Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, 192, p.385 - 398, 2018/12

 Times Cited Count:8 Percentile:34.25(Environmental Sciences)

Car-borne surveys using KURAMA systems have been conducted over a wide area in eastern Japan since 2011. The measurement data collected until 2016 was analyzed, and decreasing trend of the dose rates in regions within 80 km of Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant were examined. The averaged dose rates tended to decrease considerably with respect to the physical decay of radiocaesium, and the ecological half-lives of the fast and slow decay components were estimated. The decrease of the dose rate in the forest was slower than its decrease in other regions, and the decrease of the dose rate in urban area was the fastest. The decrease in the dose rates obtained via the car-borne survey was larger than that obtained on flat ground with few disturbances using survey meters approximately 1.5 y after the accident; hereafter, the decrease in the dose rates obtained via the car-borne survey was same as the latter measurement.

Journal Articles

Implementation of decontamination technologies appropriate to Japanese boundary conditions

Kawase, Keiichi

Global Environmental Research (Internet), 20(1&2), p.83 - 90, 2017/03

Major challenges to implementing full-scale environmental decontamination were the absence of real-world examples and also lack of experience in planning and implementing decontamination technology appropriate to the physical and social boundary conditions in both Japan and Fukushima. The Japan Atomic Energy Agency was thus charged with conducting a range of Decontamination Pilot Project to examine the applicability of decontamination technologies, with a special focus on reducing dose rates and thus allowing evacuees to return to re-establish their normal lifestyles as quickly as possible, whilst simultaneously maintaining worker safety. In this report, re-edit the report of the Decontamination Pilot Project (Nakayama et al.,2014), do the commentary for the decontamination technology.

Journal Articles

Temporal changes of radiocesium in irrigated paddy fields and its accumulation in rice plants in Fukushima

Yang, B.*; Onda, Yuichi*; Wakiyama, Yoshifumi*; Yoshimura, Kazuya; Sekimoto, Hitoshi*; Ha, Y.*

Environmental Pollution, 208(Part B), p.562 - 570, 2016/01

 Times Cited Count:9 Percentile:51.16(Environmental Sciences)

Journal Articles

Behavior of accidentally released radiocesium in soil-water environment; Looking at Fukushima from a Chernobyl perspective

Konoplev, A.*; Golosov, V.*; Laptev, G.*; Namba, Kenji*; Onda, Yuichi*; Takase, Tsugiko*; Wakiyama, Yoshifumi*; Yoshimura, Kazuya

Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, 151(Part 3), p.568 - 578, 2016/01

 Times Cited Count:42 Percentile:6.53(Environmental Sciences)

Journal Articles

Fukushima cleanup; Status and lessons

Miyahara, Kaname; McKinley, I. G.*; Saito, Kimiaki; Iijima, Kazuki; Hardie, S. M. L.*

Nuclear Engineering International, 60(736), p.12 - 14, 2015/11

Remediation work in Fukushima is based on a comprehensive technical knowledge base, which is translated into actions that enable the rapid return of evacuees but also provides a globally valuable resource for disaster planning and contaminated site remediation.

JAEA Reports

Remediation of contaminated areas in the aftermath of the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station; Overview, analysis and lessons learned, 2; Recent developments, supporting R&D and international discussions

Fukushima Environmental Safety Center, Sector of Fukushima Research and Development

JAEA-Review 2014-052, 49 Pages, 2015/03

JAEA-Review-2014-052.pdf:25.4MB

The Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) was charged with conducting a range of "Decontamination Pilot Project" to examine the applicability of decontamination technologies. The project was implemented at 16 sites in 11 municipalities within the evacuated zone. Despite tight boundary conditions in terms of timescale and resources, the project provides a good basis for developing recommendations on how to assure decontamination efficiency and worker safety whilst additionally constraining costs, subsequent waste management and environmental impacts. This report, based on the Japanese detailed reports that have been published elsewhere, consists of two volumes. The volume 1 summarises the Decontamination Pilot Project, providing the background required to put this work in context for an international audience. In this volume 2, the subsequent application of output from these projects to regional remediation now being conducted by the Japanese government and municipalities, is discussed, along with a status update on such work, an overview of associated JAEA's R&D and international input to/review of regional environmental decontamination in Fukushima.

JAEA Reports

Remediation of contaminated areas in the aftermath of the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station: Overview, analysis and lessons learned, 1; A report on the "decontamination pilot project"

Fukushima Environmental Safety Center, Sector of Fukushima Research and Development

JAEA-Review 2014-051, 121 Pages, 2015/03

JAEA-Review-2014-051.pdf:64.45MB

The Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) was charged with conducting a range of "Decontamination Pilot Project" to examine the applicability of decontamination technologies. The project was implemented at 16 sites in 11 municipalities within the evacuated zone. Despite tight boundary conditions in terms of timescale and resources, the project provides a good basis for developing recommendations on how to assure decontamination efficiency and worker safety whilst additionally constraining costs, subsequent waste management and environmental impacts. This report, based on the Japanese detailed reports that have been published elsewhere, consists of two volumes. This volume 1 summarises the Decontamination Pilot Project, providing the background required to put this work in context for an international audience. In volume 2, the subsequent application of output from these projects to regional remediation now being conducted by the Japanese government and municipalities, is discussed, along with a status update on such work, an overview of associated JAEA's R&D and international input to/review of regional environmental decontamination in Fukushima.

JAEA Reports

Conversion and modification of the MLSOIL and DFSOIL codes

Togawa, Orihiko

JAERI-Data/Code 95-009, 35 Pages, 1995/07

JAERI-Data-Code-95-009.pdf:1.43MB

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