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TitleThe 2011 Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Accident [electronic resource] : An Analysis from the Metre to the Nanometre Scale / by Peter George Martin
ImprintCham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer, 2019
Edition 1st ed. 2019
Connect tohttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-17191-9
Descript XXIX, 326 p. 148 illus., 131 illus. in color. online resource

SUMMARY

This PhD sought to determine the mechanisms for the reactor explosions by mapping, collecting and analysing samples from across the area of Japan that received radioactive fallout from the explosions. In doing this, the author conducted significant fieldwork in the restricted-access fallout zone using ground and novel UAV-based mapping of radiation to identify hot-spot areas for sample collecting but also using these tools to verify the efficacy of the clean-up operations ongoing in the prefecture. Such fieldwork was both technically pioneering for its use of UAVs (drones) but also selfless in terms of bravely entering a nuclear danger area to collect samples for the greater benefit of the scientific community


CONTENT

An Introduction to the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant and Accident -- Response, contamination and Release Estimates -- Field-based Methods -- Samples and Preparation -- Experimental Methods -- Contamination Deposition, Transportation and Remediation -- Particulate Distribution -- Uranium Particulate Analysis -- Structural and Compositional Analysis of Ejecta Material -- Spectroscopy and Isotopic Analysis of Ejecta Material -- Conclusions and future work -- Appendix


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