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Overview of active cesium contamination of freshwater fish in Fukushima and Eastern Japan

Overview of attention for article published in Scientific Reports, April 2013
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
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Title
Overview of active cesium contamination of freshwater fish in Fukushima and Eastern Japan
Published in
Scientific Reports, April 2013
DOI 10.1038/srep01742
Pubmed ID
Authors

Toshiaki Mizuno, Hideya Kubo, Mizuno, Toshiaki, Kubo, Hideya, Mizuno T, Kubo H

Abstract

This paper focuses on an overview of radioactive cesium 137 (quasi-Cs137 included Cs134) contamination of freshwater fish in Fukushima and eastern Japan based on the data published by the Fisheries Agency of the Japanese Government in 2011. In the area north and west of the Fukushima Nuclear plant, freshwater fish have been highly contaminated. For example, the mean of active cesium (quasi-Cs137) contamination of Ayu (Plecoglossus altivelis) is 2,657 Bq/kg at Mano River, 20-40 km north-west from the plant. Bioaccumulation is observed in the Agano river basin in Aizu sub-region, 70-150 km west from the plant. The active cesium (quasi-Cs137) contamination of carnivorous Salmondae is around 2 times higher than herbivorous Ayu. The extent of active cesium (quasi-Cs137) contamination of Ayu is observed in the entire eastern Japan. The some level of the contamination is recognized even in Shizuoka prefecture, 400 km south-west from the plant.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Japan 4 7%
United States 1 2%
Korea, Republic of 1 2%
Unknown 52 90%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 22 38%
Student > Ph. D. Student 12 21%
Student > Bachelor 5 9%
Student > Master 4 7%
Other 4 7%
Other 11 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 17 29%
Environmental Science 15 26%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 4 7%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 5%
Unspecified 3 5%
Other 16 28%

Attention Score in Context

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