Battles of Soil Scientists in Fukushima, Japan
SSSA Division: Soil Physics
Soil scientists are working with cesium-contaminated soils by the accident of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in 2011. Large areas in Fukushima and vicinity prefectures were contaminated by high dose of radiocaesium scattered from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant of TEPCO in March 2011. Many residents nearby the Plant have been forced to evacuate. Many evacuated areas with the annual precipitation of 1100-1400 mm are located in mountainous regions with patches of agricultural fields. Radiocaesium mostly was found in a top few centimeters of surface soil. Many soil scientists have been working to find appropriate removal procedures of radiocaesium and the mechanisms of its transport in soil and plants. Preliminary findings will be shared with fellow scientists, and their insights and ideas on this matter are expected.
Soil Chemistry, Soil Mineralogy, Soils & Environmental Quality
Monday, November 4, 2013: 1:00 PM-4:00 PM
Marriott Tampa Waterside, Room 8
Clifford T. Johnston