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Impacts of Fukushima Nuclear Accident on Freshwater Environments

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  • Presents the migration behavior of radionuclides in river and lake environments

  • Examines the effects of radiocesium in the freshwater ecosystem

  • Provides data and knowledge to assess the impacts of the FDNPP accident on the ecosystem and human health

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Table of contents (14 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-viii
  2. Rivers and Lake Environment

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 9-9
    2. Differences in Radiocesium Export in River Systems 1 and 5 Years After the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Accident

      • Seiya Nagao, Masaki Kanamori, Hiroki Uemura, Shu Tado, Akie Shimamura, Toshiki Morokado et al.
      Pages 11-33
    3. Spatial and Temporal Changes of 137Cs Concentrations in River Waters and Correlation with the Radiocesium Inventory in Fukushima and Adjacent Areas

      • Shinya Ochiai, Shinji Ueda, Seiya Nagao, Hideki Tsuji, Seiichi Tomihara, Shun Watanabe et al.
      Pages 51-64
    4. Inflow/Outflow of Radiocesium in a Dam Lake and Its Accumulation in Sediments

      • Hideki Tsuji, Ayato Kohzu, Takayuki Satou, Seiji Hayashi
      Pages 65-84
  3. Ecosystem

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 101-101
    2. Relationship Between Air Dose Rate and Radiocesium Concentrations in Mountain Stream Fish in Fukushima Prefecture

      • Wataru Teramoto, Yuto Funaki, Hiroki Nakakubo, Tadahiro Sohtome
      Pages 103-121
    3. Source of Variation of 137Cs Concentrations in Brown Trout in Lake Chuzenji After the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Accident

      • Tetsuya Yokozuka, Isao Kobori, Korenori Takeda, Takatoshi Tsunagawa, Masahiro Akutsu, Seiichi Nohara
      Pages 137-149
    4. Body Size Effect of Radiocesium Concentrations in Wakasagi (Hypomesus nipponensis)

      • Kyuma Suzuki, Shun Watanabe, Kin-ichi Tsunoda, Masanobu Mori, Seiichi Nohara, Yukiko Okada
      Pages 151-168
    5. Characteristics of 137Cs Concentration and Radioactivity Transfer in Large Aquatic Insect Species

      • Takeshi Fujino, M. D. H. Jayasanka Senavirathna, Masaru Sakai, Takashi Gomi
      Pages 169-184
  4. Case Studies at Different Watershed Environments

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 197-197
    2. The Dynamics of Radiocesium in the Lake Onuma Ecosystem, Mt. Akagi

      • Shun Watanabe, Kyuma Suzuki, Kin-ichi Tsunoda, Masanobu Mori, Seiichi Nohara, Yukiko Okada et al.
      Pages 199-226

About this book

This book examines the impacts of radionuclides released from the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant (FDNPP) accident on inland aquatic environments. The focus is on the dynamics of radiocesium in inland aquatic environments.

The book comprises three parts: migration behavior of radiocesium in river and lake environment, accumulation of radiocesium into organisms in freshwater, and integrated environmental analysis in a lake system and a forest-freshwater system. Many studies on the dynamics of radionuclides have been published after the FDNPP accident, especially of radiocesium  (134Cs 137Cs) in land and marine environment. The key features of this book are the new data of freshwater environment including transport of radionuclides in river and lake watershed, and accumulation of radiocesium in freshwater fishes and insects. Another feature of this book is that it summarizes the dataset of a model lake, Lake Akagi-Onuma, from geochemical and biological approaches.

Readers will learn the actual dispersion behavior of radionuclides released from the Fukushima accident and their impacts on freshwater environments since the accident in 2011. The book presents valuable information for assessing the impacts of the FDNPP accident on ecosystem and human health, which are also useful in developing countermeasures for similar accidents and environmental contaminations.

Keywords

  • Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant accident
  • Migration of radiocesium
  • Deposition of radiocesium
  • Accumulation of radiocesium
  • Freshwater fish
  • Aquatic insects
  • River and lake watershed

Editors and Affiliations

  • Institute of Nature and Environmental Technology, Kanazawa University, Kanazawa, Japan

    Seiya Nagao

About the editor

Seiya Nagao is a Professor and the Director, Institute of Nature and Environmental Technology (K-INET), Kanazawa University, Japan. Main topic of the K-INET focuses on transboundary pollution via atmosphere and ocean at East Asia under the Joint-Usage/Research program organized by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan. His carrier has positions in institution and academia, including Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute (present: Japan Atomic Energy Agency), Hokkaido University and Kanazawa University. His research interests are fate of organic matter and radionuclides in aquatic environments. He also interests integrated environmental studies at atmosphere-land-coastal ocean, based on migration behavior of geo-materials.

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

eBook USD 109.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-981-16-3671-4
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book USD 149.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)