Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction

  3. Overview

  4. Radiation Survey of the Environment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 47-47
    2. Takeshi Iimoto, Hirofumi Fujii, Seiichi Someya, Sadao Iiizumi, Takao Ebisawa, Seiichi Hirose et al.
      Pages 49-57 Open Access
    3. Minoru Tanigaki
      Pages 67-77 Open Access
    4. Takumi Kubota, Jun-ichi Hori, Nobuhiro Sato, Koichi Takamiya, Tomoko Ohta, Yasunori Mahara
      Pages 79-88 Open Access
  5. Environmental Radioactivity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. Sin-ya Hohara, Masayo Inagaki, Hirokuni Yamanishi, Genichiro Wakabayashi, Wataru Sugiyama, Tetsuo Itoh
      Pages 103-113 Open Access
    3. Tatsuo Aono, Yukari Ito, Tadahiro Sohtome, Takuji Mizuno, Satoshi Igarashi, Jota Kanda et al.
      Pages 115-123 Open Access
  6. Transfer Models and/or Parameters

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 125-125
    2. Takashi Saito, Yasukazu Suzuki, Shigeto Fujimura, Hirofumi Tsukada
      Pages 135-140 Open Access
  7. Source Estimation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-141

About this book


This book provides comprehensive research findings related to the environmental monitoring of radiation, levels of radioactive nuclides in various environments, and dose estimation in residents after the Fukushima nuclear power plant accident caused severe environmental contamination with radioactive nuclides. At the beginning of the book, a technical review written by a leading researcher of nuclear reactor technology explains what happened at the power plant. The review is followed by a commentary from a former member of the International Commission on Radiological Protection, providing the reader with easily understandable information about the concept of radiation dosage. In the main part of the book, a series of scientific reports presents valuable data on the radiation surveys of the environment, environmental radioactivity, transfer models and parameters of radioactive nuclides, and dose assessment among residents. These reports present a wide range of findings from the research carried out in a variety of activities by large governmental organizations as well as by small private groups and individuals. The reader thus will find a large collection of valuable and interesting data related to the environmental contamination by radioactive nuclides after the Fukushima accident. Although earlier reports on this issue have been made public, this book is the only publication to fully depict the actual situation by providing comprehensive data obtained by diverse organizations and individuals.


Aerial radiation dose Environmental contamination by radionuclides Environmental monitoring Fukushima nuclear plant accident Radiation dose assessment

Editors and affiliations

  • Sentaro Takahashi
    • 1
  1. 1.Research Reactor InstituteKyoto UniversitySennan-gunJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and the Author(s) 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Tokyo
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-4-431-54582-8
  • Online ISBN 978-4-431-54583-5
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