Our paper, “A trial of in situ and static measurements of levels of radioactive cesium 137 on shallow rugged reefs lying close to the coastline of Fukushima”, is now published in Marine Pollution Bulletin 145(2019) 649-655.

A trial of in situ and static measurements of levels of radioactive cesium 137 on shallow rugged reefs lying close to the coastline of Fukushima
Abstract
With the use of an in situ and static method for gamma-ray measurements, levels of radioactive cesium 137 on shallow rugged reefs which lie between 37.3° N and 37.4° N, from the coastline of Fukushima to 141.06° E, at a depth of around 10 m were surveyed for the first time from May 2016 to December 2017. To confirm the contact between the detector and a surface of rock, we used a fact that potassium containing minerals are abundant and uniformly distributed in the area, and thus the strength of the photoelectric peak of natural radioactive potassium 40 is nearly constant over the area. We have found that the levels of radioactive cesium 137 varied from point to point within a range from 1 × 104 Bq/m2 to 6 × 104 Bq/m2.

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