Abstract Title:

Evidence of the radioactive fallout in the center of Asia (Russia) following the Fukushima Nuclear Accident.

Abstract Source:

J Environ Radioact. 2011 Nov ;102(11):1062-4. Epub 2011 Jul 13. PMID: 21745703

Abstract Author(s):

A Bolsunovsky, D Dementyev

Article Affiliation:

Radioecology Laboratory, Institute of Biophysics, Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences, Akademgorodok, 50-50, 660036 Krasnoyarsk, Russian Federation.


It was recently reported that radioactive fallout due to the Fukushima Nuclear Accident was detected in environmental samples collected in the USA and Greece, which are very far away from Japan. In April-May 2011, fallout radionuclides ((134)Cs, (137)Cs, (131)I) released in the Fukushima Nuclear Accident were detected in environmental samples at the city of Krasnoyarsk (Russia), situated in the center of Asia. Similar maximum levels of (131)I and (137)Cs/(134)Cs and (131)I/(137)Cs ratios in water samples collected in Russia and Greece suggest the high-velocity movement of the radioactive contamination from the Fukushima Nuclear Accident and the global effects of this accident, similar to those caused by the Chernobyl accident.

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