Radioactively-hot particles detected in dusts and soils from Northern Japan by combination of gamma spectrometry, autoradiography, and SEM/EDS analysis and implications in radiation risk assessment.
By MarcoKaltofen & ArnieGundersen
• Radioactive particles from Fukushima are tracked via dusts, soils, and sediments.
• Radioactive dust impacts are tracked in both Japan and the United States/Canada.
• Atypically-radioactive particles from reactor cores are identified in house dusts.
• Scanning electron microscopy with X-ray analysis is used for forensic examinations.