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Deposition Fractions of Fission Product and Heavy Elements on Soil in Fukushima Dai-Ichi Nuclear Power Plant Accident

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Toru Yamamoto

Japan Nuclear Energy Safety Organization, Tokyo, Japan

Paper No. ICONE21-16865, pp. V006T15A026; 7 pages
  • 2013 21st International Conference on Nuclear Engineering
  • Volume 6: Beyond Design Basis Events; Student Paper Competition
  • Chengdu, China, July 29–August 2, 2013
  • Conference Sponsors: Nuclear Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-5583-6
  • Copyright © 2013 by ASME


Based on radioactivity measurement of soil samples in the site of Fukushima Dai-Ichi Nuclear Power Station, radioactivity of Sr, Nb, Mo, Tc, Ru, Ag, Te, I, Cs, Ba, La, Pu, Am, and Cm isotopes were compiled as radioactivity ratios to 137Cs. By exponentially fitting or averaging, the radioactivity ratios at the core shutdown were estimated. They were divided by those of the fuel of the core at the shutdown to obtain a deposited radioactivity fractions of the nuclides as relative values to 137Cs, which also correspond to deposition fractions of the elements as relative values to Cs. They were estimated to be orders of 10−4 to 10−3 for Sr, 10−4 for Nb, 10−2 to 10−1 for Mo, 10−1 for Ag, 10−1 to 100 for Te, 100 for I, 10−3 for Ba, 10−6 to 10−5 for Pu, 10−6 to 10−5 for Am, and 10−6 for Cm. The observed radioactivity ratios to 137Cs were compared with those obtained by severe accident analysis to assess the validation of the analysis.

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