Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2019

Presentation information

[J] Oral

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

[M-AG41] Dynamics of radionuclides emitted from Fukuchima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant in the environment

Sun. May 26, 2019 1:45 PM - 3:15 PM 302 (3F)

convener:Yoshio Takahashi(Department of Earth and Planetary Science, Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo), Kazuyuki Kita(Faculty of Science, Ibaraki University), Yuichi Onda(Center for Research on Isotopes and Environmental Dynamics, University of Tsukuba), Daisuke Tsumune(Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry), Chairperson:Yoshio Takahashi(東京大学), Yuichi Onda(Center for Research on Isotopes and Environmental Dynamics, University of Tsukuba)

1:45 PM - 2:00 PM

[MAG41-01] Investigation on basic physical and chemical properties of radio-Cs micro particles

*Yasuhito Igarashi1, Kazuyuki Kita2, Yukihiko Satou3, Tomoaki Okuda4, Yoshinari Abe5, Keisuke Sueki6, SHINOHARA ATSUSHI7, Kazuhiko Ninomiya7, Tsutomu Ohtshuki1, Koichi Takamiya1 (1.Institute for Integrated Radiation and Nuclear Science, Kyoto University, 2.Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Ibaraki University, 3.Collaborative Laboratories for Advanced Decommissioning Science, Japan Atomic Energy Agency, 4.Department of Applied Chemistry, Keio University, 5.Faculty of Science,Tokyo University of Science, 6.Center for Research in Isotopes and Environmental Dynamics, University of Tsukuba, 7.Graduate School of Science, Osaka University)

The 2011 Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant (F1NPP) accident caused several significant releases of radioactive particulates into the environment.The physical and chemical properties of these particles, which have not been known before,have been an area of significant study. It is suggested that these fine particulates could also remain,in significant amounts,inside the nuclear reactor cores where the accidents occurred. Though appropriate samples cannot currently be obtained from the inside of the stricken reactor cores, radioactive particles collected near to the site serve as a valuable evidence for elucidation of the accident events for each reactor unit explosion and as micro-scale samples of the residual fuel debris inside the reactors. Study of these particles can help to better establish an acceptable procedure for decommissioning (collection of molten fuel, etc., decontamination inside the reactor, safety of workers, etc.). Thus, it is necessary to investigate the physical and chemical properties using advanced micro-scale analytical methods, at the same time as examining effective separation and collection methods for the radioactive particles based on the obtained property information. This will all contribute to risk reduction of the whole "decommissioning" plan. Thus, we started the analysis of such radioactive particles by using the state-of-the-art technologies such as micro-X-ray analysis, Kelvin force microscopy, induced flourescent microscopy, etc. along with radiochemical analysis.