Fukushima Accident: Radioactivity Impact on the Environment

Fukushima Accident: Radioactivity Impact on the Environment

by Pavel P. Povinec
     
 

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Fukushima Accident: Radioactivity Impact on the Environment presents up-to-date information on radioactivity released to the atmosphere and ocean after the accident on the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant, the distribution of radionuclides in the world atmosphere and oceans, and their impact on the total environment. This book evaluates and

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Fukushima Accident: Radioactivity Impact on the Environment presents up-to-date information on radioactivity released to the atmosphere and ocean after the accident on the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant, the distribution of radionuclides in the world atmosphere and oceans, and their impact on the total environment. This book evaluates and discusses the post-Fukushima situation, emphasizing radionuclide impacts on the terrestrial and marine environments, and compares it with the pre-Fukushima sources of radionuclides in the environment such as global fallout and the Chernobyl accident.

Key features:

  • Covers atmospheric and marine radioactivity, providing information on the global dispersion of radionuclides in the atmosphere and world oceans
  • Provides information on monitoring of radionuclides in the environment—information on sources of radionuclides, their temporal and spatial variations, and radionuclide level
  • Covers transport of radionuclides from different sources, such as nuclear power plants, as well as atmospheric simulations and modeling approaches
  • Examines possible radiation doses to the public and biota in order to understand the health risks to the public and ecosystems

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"If someone is looking for a summary of what is known about the radionuclide releases from the Fukushima accident, this book would be a good starting point."--Health Physics,September 2014

"This study investigates the impact of radioactivity released into the environment after the accident at the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant in Japan in 2011. It considers impacts on the terrestrial and marine environments, looking at the past and present sources of environmental radioactivity, with a focus on global fallout and the Chernobyl accident, and their impact on the Pacific Ocean;…"--ProtoView.com, April 2014 "The book thus represents an overview of the most important publications and research concerning the radioactive environmental contamination that occurred in the 20th and in the beginning of the 21st centuries. It brings to the reader useful, reliable and thoroughly selected information on the previous levels and current situation in the field."--Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, December 27, 2013

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780124081321
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
09/11/2013
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

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