Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2014

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Symbol M (Multidisciplinary and Interdisciplinary) » M-AG Applied Geosciences

[M-AG38_2PM2] Dynamics of radionuclides emitted from Fukuchima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant in the environment

Fri. May 2, 2014 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM 501 (5F)

Convener:*Kazuyuki Kita(Faculty of Science, Ibaraki University), Yuichi Onda(Center for Research on Isotopes and Environmental Dynamics, University of Tsukuba), Teruyuki Nakajima(Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute), Yasuhito Igarashi(Atmospheric Environment and Applied Meteorology Research Department, Meteorological Research Institute), Jun Matsumoto(Deaprtment of Geography, Tokyo Metropolitan University), Masatoshi Yamada(Institute of Radiation Emergency Medicine, Hirosaki University), Chisato Takenaka(Graduate School of Bioagricultural Sciences, Nagoya University), masayoshi yamamoto(Low Level Radioactivity Laboratory, Kanazawa University), jota kanda(Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology), atsushi shinohara(Osaka university), Chair:Motoyoshi Ikeda(Hokkaido University)

4:45 PM - 5:00 PM

[MAG38-P08_PG] Estimate of relationship between composition of aerosol and radioactive cesium observed in Namie Town, Fukushima Pref.

3-min talk in an oral session

*Misako TANAKA1, Kazuyuki KITA1, Takeshi KINASE1, Himiko KINO1, Hiroyuki DEMIZU2, Yasuhito IGARASHI3, Masao MIKAMI3, Kouji ADACHI3, Toru KIMURA4, Hiroto KAWASHIMA5, Naohiro YOSHIDA6, Sakae TOYODA6, Keita YAMADA6, Hirosi OKOCHI7, Eri YAMANOKOSHI7, Atsushi SHINOHARA8, Kazuhiko NINOMIYA8, Izumi NAKAI9, Yoshinari ABE9, Masahide ISHIZUKA10, Yuichi ONDA11 (1.Faculty of Science, Ibaraki University, 2.Faculty of Engineering, Ibaraki University, 3.Meteorology Research Institute, 4.ATOX Co., Ltd., 5.Akita Prefectural University, 6.Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 7.Faculty of Science and Engineering, Waseda University, 8.Graduate school of Science, Osaka University, 9.Faculty of Science, Tokyo University of Science, 10.Faculty of Engineering, Kagawa University, 11.Center for Research in Isotopes and Environmental Dynamics, Tsukuba University)

Keywords:Fukushima daiichi nuclear plant accident, environmental radioactivity

Radionuclides emitted from the Fukushima dai-ichi nuclear power plant (FNDPP) have been deposited on the soil, ocean and vegetation. Re-suspension of radioactive cesium from the soil and vegetation to the atmosphere may be one of signi?cant path in the diffusion of radionuclides after the accident. Therefore, the quantitative understanding of these re-suspensions is important to understand future transition of radionuclides. Identification of aerosol species which bring Cs-134/137 is necessary to understand the mechanism of re-suspension, and its efficiency. We have measured atmospheric concentration of radiation by Cs-134/137 in Namie high school where is away 30km from FNDPP. We have set seven high-volume air samplers (HV) at the site and one operated for 24 hours day by day. Then gamma-ray emission from HVsamples was measured with Ge detector.In this way we have gotten atmospheric concentration of radiation which interval is one day.While sampling, we measure atmospheric concentration of aerosol: black carbon, sulfate, and the number of particle which have size dependence using Electrical Low Pressure Impactor (ELPI). We have analyzed the aerosols which had collected on HV filter with chemical analysis such as chromatograph.We examined for correlation between the results of analysis and atmospheric concentration of radiation. And we examined what factor affects atmospheric concentration of radiation, and where the factor comes from using Positive Matrix Factorization (PMF). The PMF is multivariate analysis which estimates factor profile and factor contribution from observed value. The analysis needs only the observed value and number of factor (i.e. need not source profile), so there is possibility of finding the unexpected source. This study used the date of March and August , 2013 .