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Natural variation of ambient dose rate in the air of Izu-Oshima Island after the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident

Maedera, F.; Inoue, K.; Sugino, M.; Sano, R.; Furue, M.; Shimizu, H.; Tsuruoka, H.; Le Van, T.; Fukushi, M.

Radiation Protection Dosimetry 168(4): 561-565

2016


ISSN/ISBN: 1742-3406
PMID: 26246583
DOI: 10.1093/rpd/ncv370
Accession: 058381761

The ambient dose rate in air and radioactivity concentration in soil samples collected on Izu-Oshima Island were observed in 2012, 2013 and 2014, i.e. 1, 2 and 3 years after the severe accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. A car-borne survey for the ambient dose rate in air was carried out for the entire island. Soil samples were collected for the radioactivity concentration measurements from 22 points. The ambient dose rates in air were 36 nGy h(-1) in 2012, 34 nGy h(-1) in 2013 and 29 nGy h(-1) in 2014. The corresponding radioactivity concentrations in those years for (134)Cs were 53, 39 and 29 Bq kg(-1) and for (137)Cs, 87, 73 and 75 Bq kg(-1). All the values have decreased every year.

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