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

Control of Radioactive Cesium

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As of April 2011, radioactive cesium concentrations in raw water, water after sedimentation, biological activated carbon treated water, and rapid filtered water were measured at water purification plants in Fukushima Prefecture. As a result, it was confirmed that lowconcentrated radioactive cesium detected in raw water had decreased through adsorption into soil in the process of sedimentation.

A survey of water purification processes revealed that radioactive cesium had been almost entirely removed together with suspensoids through coagulating sedimentation, sand filtration and the use of powdered activated carbon. At present, radioactive cesium is not detected in almost all purified water. These results showed that radioactive cesium can be controlled through strict turbidity management.

  • Included in this reference material on March 31, 2013
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