Difference in cesium accumulation among rice cultivars grown in the paddy field in Fukushima Prefecture in 2011 and 2012
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After the accident of the Fukushima 1 Nuclear Power Plant in March 2011, radioactive cesium was released and paddy fields in a wide area including Fukushima Prefecture were contaminated. To estimate the levels of radioactive Cs accumulation in rice produced in Fukushima, it is crucial to obtain the actual data of Cs accumulation levels in rice plants grown in the actual paddy field in Fukushima City. We herein conducted a two-year survey in 2011 and 2012 of radioactive and non-radioactive Cs accumulation in rice using a number of rice cultivars grown in the paddy field in Fukushima City. Our study demonstrated a substantial variation in Cs accumulation levels among the cultivars of rice.
KeywordsCesium Cultivar Field test Rice
This work is supported in part by a grant from Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, the Mitsui & Co., Ltd., Environment Fund and a Grant-in-Aid for the Scientific Research on Innovative Areas from Japan Society for Promotion of Science (No 24110007).
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