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An overview of the transfer of radionuclides to farm animals and potential countermeasures of relevance to Fukushima releases

Beresford, Nicholas A.; Howard, Brenda J.. 2011 An overview of the transfer of radionuclides to farm animals and potential countermeasures of relevance to Fukushima releases. Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management, 7 (3). 382-384. 10.1002/ieam.235

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Abstract/Summary

Initial information since the releases of radioactive materials from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, in Japan, shows that some animal food products are contaminated with 131I (mostly milk) and, to a lesser extent with 134Cs and 137Cs. Current knowledge on the transfer of these radioisotopes to animal products and available relevant countermeasures and management options to reduce radiation doses to humans are summarized. Much of this knowledge was obtained during the years of global fallout from atmospheric nuclear weapons tests and the response to the Chernobyl accident, in Ukraine in 1986.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.1002/ieam.235
Programmes: CEH Topics & Objectives 2009 onwards > Biogeochemistry > BGC Topic 3 - Managing Threats to Environment and Health > BGC - 3.3 - Deliver effective advice, models and applied science ...
CEH Sections: Shore
ISSN: 1551-3777
Additional Information. Not used in RCUK Gateway to Research.: Open Access article - click on the Official URL link for full text
Additional Keywords: iodine, cesium, milk, meat, countermeasures, radioecology
NORA Subject Terms: Ecology and Environment
Date made live: 08 Aug 2011 10:30
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/14646

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