Measures for Reducing Transfer of Radioactive Materials to Crops (3/5)
- Washing of Fruit Trees and Removal of Bark -
In order to prevent translocation of radioactive materials from fruit trees to fruits, trees are washed with high-pressure water and bark is scraped off from trees to remove adhering radioactive materials.
In the case of pear trees, there is data that radiation doses from major branches are reduced by nearly 90% by scraping off the bark.
(Related to p.179 of Vol. 1, "Transfer to Plants")
- Included in this reference material on March 31, 2013
- Updated on March 31, 2017