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Fukushima daiichi–derived radionuclides in the ocean : transport, fate, and impacts
Buesseler, ken (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
Dai, Minhan (Xiamen University. State Key Laboratory of Marine Environmental Science)
Aoyama, Michio (Fukushima University. Institute of Environmental Radioactivity)
Benítez Nelson, Claudia R. (University of South Carolina)
Charmasson, Sabine (Institut de Radioprotection et de Sûreté Nucléaire (Fontenay aux Roses, França))
Higley, Kathryn (Oregon State University. School of Nuclear Science and Engineering)
Maderich, Vladimir (Nat︠s︡ionalʹna akademii︠a︡ nauk Ukraïny. Institute of Mathematical Machine and System Problems)
Masqué Barri, Pere (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Física)
Morris, Paul J. (International Atomic Energy Agency)
Oughton, Deborah (Norwegian University of Life Sciences. Centre for Environmental Radioactivity)
Smith, John N. (Bedford Institute of Oceanography)

Date: 2017
Abstract: The events that followed the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami on March 11, 2011, included the loss of power and overheating at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plants, which led to extensive releases of radioactive gases, volatiles, and liquids, particularly to the coastal ocean. The fate of these radionuclides depends in large part on their oceanic geochemistry, physical processes, and biological uptake. Whereas radioactivity on land can be resampled and its distribution mapped, releases to the marine environment are harder to characterize owing to variability in ocean currents and the general challenges of sampling at sea. Five years later, it is appropriate to review what happened in terms of the sources, transport, and fate of these radionuclides in the ocean. In addition to the oceanic behavior of these contaminants, this review considers the potential health effects and societal impacts.
Note: Número d'acord de subvenció EC/FP7/604974
Note: Número d'acord de subvenció MINECO/CTM2011-15152-E
Note: Número d'acord de subvenció AGAUR/2014/SGR-1356
Note: Unidad de excelencia María de Maeztu MdM-2015-0552
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Language: Anglès.
Document: article ; recerca ; publishedVersion
Subject: Cesium ; Caesium ; North Pacific ; Radioactivity ; Japan
Published in: Annual review of marine science, Vol. 9 (Jan. 2017) , p. 173-203, ISSN 1941-1405

DOI: 10.1146/annurev-marine-010816-060733

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