Soil Vulnerability for Cesium Transfer

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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 and the possible impacts on agriculture surrounding nuclear power plants. This article summarizes the knowledge gained after the nuclear power plant accident in Chernobyl, Ukraine, on how soil parameters influence soil vulnerability for radiocesium bioavailability, discusses some potential agrochemical countermeasures, and presents some predictions of radiocesium crop concentrations for areas affected by the Fukushima accident. Integr Environ Assess Manag 2011;7:374–378. 2011 SETAC


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)374-378
JournalIntegrated Environmental Assessment and Management
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 15 May 2011


  • Radiocesium bioavailability Soil-plant transfer Radiocesium interception potential Alkali metal

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