Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2019

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[J] Poster

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 5:15 PM - 6:30 PM Poster Hall (International Exhibition Hall8, Makuhari Messe)

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)

[MAG41-P11] FNPP1 accident derived radiocaesium and tritium in Fukushima coast through the end of 2018

*Michio Aoyama1, Yasunori Hamajima2, Yayoi Inomata2, Yuichiro Kumamoto3, Tsubono Takaki4, Daisuke Tsumune4 (1.Institute of Environmnetal Radioactivity, Fukushima University, 2.Institute of Nature and Environmental Technology, Kanazawa university, 3.Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, 4.Environmental Science Research Laboratory, Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry)

Keywords:radiocaesium, tritium, Fukuhsima accident, fukushima coast

The temporal variation of 137Cs activity concentration are similar and 137Cs activity concentration was low in winter (January - February) and high in summer-fall (July - October) both at the inside the port and 56N canal of Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant (FNPP1). 137Cs at both stations might be originated from the same source. The concentration in the port drops about one order of magnitude lower when the installation of the sea side barrier wall in 2015, while 137Cs activity concentration at 56 N canal did not follow a trend in the port, so the leakage route to the port and 56N canal may be different. After 2016, 137Cs activity concentration at 56N canal did not change very much and annual average of 137Cs activity concentration was 100-140 Bq m-3 in 2016, 2017 and 2018. At Tomioka (10 km to the south from FNPP1), 137Cs activity concentration was about 1/10 of the 137Cs activity concentration at 56N canal and showed the same tendency. At Soma (48 km to the north from FNPP1), 137Cs activity concentration was about half of those at Tomioka in general. 137Cs activity concentration was 34 Bq m-3 at Tomioka River in June 2018 while 137Cs activity concentration in seawater was 11 Bq m-3 in June 2018.
3H activity concentration in Tomioka River decreased from ca. 1000 Bq m-3 in 2013 to ca. 400 Bq m-3 in 2018. 3H activity concentration in seawater collected at Tomioka did not change and ranged from 90 to 160 Bq m-3 during the period from 2014 to 2018. Good linear relationship between 137Cs and 3H in 2014 indicates that the source of both radionuclides should be liquid form and originated from same place.