- Atomic Energy Society of Japan
- Transactions of the Atomic Energy Society of Japan (ISSN:13472879)
- vol.10, no.3, pp.152-162, 2011 (Released:2011-07-29)
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In Fukushima and neighboring prefectures, the distributions of dose rate and γ-ray count rate of radionuclides from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station were measured on expressways on March 15, 16, 17, and April 8, 2011, using an NaI(Tl) detector and a LaBr3 detector. A radioactive plume that contained 133Xe, 132Te, 132I, 131I, 134Cs, and 136Cs was observed at Koriyama on the afternoon of March 15. The plume arrived in the Nakadori region of Fukushima prefecture, which is surrounded by two mountain ranges, and most of the radioactivity there was deposited by rainfall. Although the distributions of 132Te, 132I, 134Cs, 136Cs, and 137Cs were similar, the distribution of 131I was different from the others. The effective nuclides for the dose rate measurement were 132Te and 132I on March 15-17 and 134Cs and 137Cs on April 8. The initial distribution profile of the dose rate on March 15-17 was retained on April 8 because the deposited radioactive material was not moved from the initial location and there was no additional effective deposition of radioactivity.