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-P12] Radiocesium in the swash zones off the coast of the Japan Sea

*Hyoe Takata1, Mutsuo Inoue2, Natsumi Kudo1, Yuhei Shirotani1 (1.Marine Ecoloy Research Institute, 2.Kanazawa Univ.)

Keywords:Japan Sea, Cs-134

Radiocesium concentrations were measured in seawater and sediment samples collected in the swash zones in Ishikawa and Niigata prefectures, off the coast of Japan Sea opposite to the side where TEPCO Fukushima daiichi Nuclear Power Plant (FDNPP) is located in September 2016 and August 2017, five to six years after the accident. Cs-134 in the seawater samples was detected, suggesting the intrusion of FDNPP-derived radiocesium in both swash zones. FDNPP-derived radiocesium was appeared to be transported by the Tsushima Warm Current. In the surface sediments only 137Cs was detected during the sampling period. We could not find out the presence of the FDNPP-derived radiocesium in the corresponding sediment on the swash zones; however, detected radiocesium in those sediments was assumed to be influenced by 137Cs of FDNPP-derived radiocesium little for Ishikawa area and some for Niigata area.