Scientists Develop New Way to Study Microparticles from Fukushima

Interesting Engineering | Oct 17, 2019 at 9:29 PM
  • The Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident resulted in a large quantity of radioactivity microparticles that were disbursed into the environment.
  • The method was developed in 2018 and the scientists have now found a way to apply it to a range of soil samples from within and outside of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear exclusion zone.
  • The work “provides important understanding on cesium-rich microparticle dispersion dynamics, which can be used to assess risks and environmental impacts in inhabited regions,” said Utsunomiya in the press release.