Deposition of strontium-90 in soil and vegetation at various locations surrounding the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant
As a result of the 2011 Honshu earthquake, a tsunami formed off the coast of Japan that overtook the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant (FDNPP). This tsunami caused a cooling system failure at FDNPP. Due to this failure, a meltdown and subsequent release of radioactivity occurred. This project attempts to determine if 90Sr was released during the meltdown and could be detected in the surrounding environment. Vegetation and soil samples were collected from eight locations near the FDNPP ranging from 0 km to 40 km. The samples were subjected to a radiochemical separation to isolate 90Sr ...
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