Fukushima Accident: 10 Years After
Prof. Povinec together with Japanese colleagues recently published a new book on the Fukushima accident
By: Pavel Povinec
The book Fukushima Accident: 10 Years After evaluates radioactivity impacts of the Fukushima accident with up-to-date information covering the terrestrial and marine environments and comparing them to the pre-accident situation. The aim is to provide current information and summarize 10 years of investigations on radionuclides released into the atmosphere and the ocean on the local, regional and global scales. The book discusses in detail releases from the damaged nuclear reactors, the transport of radionuclides in terrestrial and ocean environments, including atmospheric and ocean global circulation models. It summarizes the radionuclide contamination of the regional and global terrestrial and marine environments, and assesses future trends in radioactive contamination of the Fukushima site. Using both the experimentally derived radionuclide data and modeling results, the authors describe the distribution of radionuclides in the world atmosphere and oceans, and their impact on the total environment, including assessments of radiation doses in Japanese and world populations from the direct exposition to ionizing radiation and from consumption of terrestrial food and seafood during 10 years after the Fukushima accident.
P.P. Povinec, K. Hirose, M. Aoyama, Y. Tateda: Fukushima Accident: 10 years after
Elsevier, New York, 2021, 560p