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BOOKLET to Provide Basic Information Regarding Health Effects of Radiation (2nd edition)

Behavior of Radioactive Cesium

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Radioactive cesium discharged due to the accident at Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO)'s Fukushima Daiichi NPS consists of Cs-134 and Cs-137 in equal proportion (1:1) and has also been detected at the same rate in the environment. Radioactive cesium was in the form of particles or gas immediately after discharge from the NPS, but it is considered to have fallen down onto the ground surface and to have been adsorbed into soil and dust, etc. In water, radioactive cesium is adsorbed into dust and tends to behave in the same manner as soil or other suspensoids, and therefore, is highly likely to be reduced by removing suspensoids in water.

  • Included in this reference material on March 31, 2013
  • Updated on March 31, 2019
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