Agricultural approaches of remediation in outside of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant

Nobuaki Sato, Michitaka Saso, Miki Umeda, Yasuhiko Fujii, Kiyoshi Amemiya

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaperpeer-review

Abstract

In order to evaluate the environmental contamination by radioactive materials and the technologies for environmental restoration of contaminated areas after the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Accident, the cleanup subcommittee was established in the Atomic Energy Society of Japan. This paper outlines agricultural approaches of remediation activity done by the committee in contaminated areas outside of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. About the decontamination examination of contaminated areas, we have tried the land scale test of a rice field before and after planting by the use of currently recommended methods. Since farmers would carry out the land preparation by themselves, generation of secondary radioactive waste should be as low as possible through the decontamination works. For the radioactive nuclide migration control of rice by wet rice production, several types of decontamination methods such as zeolite addition and potassium fertilization in the soil were examined, and investigated the validity of the cesium migration control for the brown rice by the combination of those methods.

Original languageEnglish
Pages952-956
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jan 1
EventInternational Nuclear Fuel Cycle Conference: Nuclear Energy at a Crossroads, GLOBAL 2013 - Salt Lake City, UT, United States
Duration: 2013 Sep 292013 Oct 3

Other

OtherInternational Nuclear Fuel Cycle Conference: Nuclear Energy at a Crossroads, GLOBAL 2013
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySalt Lake City, UT
Period13/9/2913/10/3

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Agricultural approaches of remediation in outside of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this