New insight on the spread of contamination from Fukushima
“New insight on the spread of contamination from Fukushima”, Issue 310, 14 December 2012 [pdf]

Our publication on modelling the global atmospheric transport and deposition of radionuclides from the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear accident (doi: 10.5194/acp-13-1425-2013) was selected and featured in the European Comission’s Science for Enviroment Policy Newsletter.

Our study on the transport of radioactive isotopes from Fukushima in the two months after the nuclear incident suggests that they were at official levels of contamination for 34,000 km² of Japan, and that 2.8% of iodine radionuclides from the event were calculated to have reached the EU.

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