An update on radioactive release and exposures after the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear disaster.

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/251933
Title:
An update on radioactive release and exposures after the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear disaster.
Authors:
McLaughlin, P D; Jones, B; Maher, M M
Affiliation:
Department of Radiology, Cork University Hospital, Wilton, Cork, Ireland. mclaughlin.paddy@gmail.com
Citation:
An update on radioactive release and exposures after the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear disaster. 2012, 85 (1017):1222-5 Br J Radiol
Journal:
The British journal of radiology
Issue Date:
Sep-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/251933
DOI:
10.1259/bjr/27017231
PubMed ID:
22919005
Abstract:
On 11 March 2011, the Richter scale 0.9-magnitude Tokohu earthquake and tsunami struck the northeast coast of Japan, resulting in widespread injury and loss of life. Compounding this tragic loss of life, a series of equipment and structural failures at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant (FDNP) resulted in the release of many volatile radioisotopes into the atmosphere. In this update, we detail currently available evidence about the nature of immediate radioactive exposure to FDNP workers and the general population. We contrast the nature of the radioactive exposure at FDNP with that which occurred at the Chernobyl power plant 25 years previously. Prediction of the exact health effects related to the FDNP release is difficult at present and this disaster provides the scientific community with a challenge to help those involved and to continue research that will improve our understanding of the potential complications of radionuclide fallout.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Earthquakes; Humans; Japan; Nuclear Power Plants; Occupational Exposure; Oceans and Seas; Radiation Monitoring; Radioactive Hazard Release; Radioisotopes; Tsunamis
ISSN:
1748-880X

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMcLaughlin, P Den_GB
dc.contributor.authorJones, Ben_GB
dc.contributor.authorMaher, M Men_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-13T09:23:07Z-
dc.date.available2012-11-13T09:23:07Z-
dc.date.issued2012-09-
dc.identifier.citationAn update on radioactive release and exposures after the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear disaster. 2012, 85 (1017):1222-5 Br J Radiolen_GB
dc.identifier.issn1748-880X-
dc.identifier.pmid22919005-
dc.identifier.doi10.1259/bjr/27017231-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/251933-
dc.description.abstractOn 11 March 2011, the Richter scale 0.9-magnitude Tokohu earthquake and tsunami struck the northeast coast of Japan, resulting in widespread injury and loss of life. Compounding this tragic loss of life, a series of equipment and structural failures at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant (FDNP) resulted in the release of many volatile radioisotopes into the atmosphere. In this update, we detail currently available evidence about the nature of immediate radioactive exposure to FDNP workers and the general population. We contrast the nature of the radioactive exposure at FDNP with that which occurred at the Chernobyl power plant 25 years previously. Prediction of the exact health effects related to the FDNP release is difficult at present and this disaster provides the scientific community with a challenge to help those involved and to continue research that will improve our understanding of the potential complications of radionuclide fallout.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to The British journal of radiologyen_GB
dc.subject.meshEarthquakes-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshJapan-
dc.subject.meshNuclear Power Plants-
dc.subject.meshOccupational Exposure-
dc.subject.meshOceans and Seas-
dc.subject.meshRadiation Monitoring-
dc.subject.meshRadioactive Hazard Release-
dc.subject.meshRadioisotopes-
dc.subject.meshTsunamis-
dc.titleAn update on radioactive release and exposures after the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear disaster.en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Radiology, Cork University Hospital, Wilton, Cork, Ireland. mclaughlin.paddy@gmail.comen_GB
dc.identifier.journalThe British journal of radiologyen_GB
dc.description.provinceMunsteren
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