[HCG26-P08] Radioactive cesium distribution around paddy field in Iitate village, Fukushima
Keywords:cesium, paddy field
We made map of radioactive cesium concentration on paddy fields (500m x 200m) by KURAMA. In the map, we can recognize there are still high level contamination on levees and in fields without stripping topsoil.
We checked the radioactive cesium concentration the surface of levee (condition-A) and the bottom of the levee at river side (condition-B) (about 1m below the surface). We measure four soil samples every 5cm (0, 5, 10, 15cm). As a result, high concentration of radioactive cesium has been measured in condition-B. We found radioactive cesium transfer from levee to river side. And almost all of high concentration is measured up to 5cm surface.
We also checked the concentration in irrigation water on October 23, 2017, just after typhoon passed. There is no dependency of radioactive cesium concentration by per volume (L) but we found the dependency between downstream and upstream in irrigation by per weight (kg). This dependency difference means that particulate of radioactive cesium may transfer by irrigation water through paddy field.