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Scientific result | Environment | Radioactivity | Nuclear energy
Scientific journal SOIL of the European Geosciences Union (EGU)
Following the accident at the Fukushima nuclear power plant, in 2011, the Japanese authorities decided to carry out major decontamination works in the affected area. The EGU is publishing a synthesis of approximately sixty scientific publications that together provide an overview of the decontamination strategies used and their effectiveness.
Soil decontamination, which began in 2013 following the accident at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant, has now been nearly completed in the priority areas identified. Indeed, areas that are difficult to access have not yet been decontaminated, such as the municipalities located in the immediate vicinity of the nuclear power plant. Olivier Evrard, a researcher at the Laboratory of Climate and Environmental Sciences and coordinator of the study (CEA/CNRS/UVSQ), in collaboration with Patrick Laceby of Alberta Environment and Parks (Canada) and Atsushi Nakao of Kyoto Prefecture University (Japan), compiled the results of approximately sixty scientific studies published on the topic.
References : Effectiveness of landscape decontamination following the Fukushima nuclear accident: A review, EGU open access journal SOIL
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