Agricultural Land Management Options Following Large-Scale Environmental Contamination

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The recent events at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, in Japan, have raised questions about the accumulation of radionuclides in soils, the transfer in the food chain, and the possibility for restricted land use in the foreseeable future. This article summarizes what is generally understood about the application of agricultural countermeasures as a land management option to reduce the transfer of radionuclides in the food chain and to facilitate the return of potentially affected soils to agricultural practices in the vicinity of the Fukushima plant. Integr Environ Assess Manag 2011;7:385–387. 2011 SETAC

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)385-387
JournalIntegrated Environmental Assessment and Management
Volume7
Issue number3
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Publication statusPublished - 16 May 2011

Keywords

  • Radionuclides Chernobyl Agriculture impacts Agricultural countermeasures Japan

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