Radiation doses around the Fukushima Dai-Ichi Nuclear Power Plant: measurements and novel methods of analysis
The nuclear accident which occurred at the Fukushima Dai-Ichi Nuclear Power Plant in March of 2011 released an estimated 940 petabecquerels (PBq) of I-131 equivalent radioactive emissions, of which over 32 PBq were the longer-lived isotopes Cesium-134 and Cesium-137 (Half-lives: 2.06 years, and 30.01 years). Accurate means and methods of tracking the dose rates resulting from the deposition of these two isotopes are critical to understanding when former residents can move back into the area and the remaining potential health risks. Remote sensing stations, vehicle surveys, and airborne surveys ...
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