Article on Fukushima published in EU Parliament Magazine

New insights on radioactivity from Fukushima

Our article titled “New insights on radioactivity from Fukushima” was published in the Green Week Issue (Issue 370, 27 May 2013) of the EU Parliament Magazine.

The article is based on our study of the dispersion of radioactive isotopes from Fukushima, during several months after the nuclear reactor accidents in the framework of an ERC Advanced Researcher Grant. The results suggest that an area of more than 34,000 km2 in Japan was radioactively contaminated, and that about 3% of the radioactive iodine reached Europe (publication doi: 10.5194/acp-13-1425-2013).

The full text can be read online or downloaded [pdf].