Chemical removal of radionuclides in contaminated spinach derived from the Fukushima nuclear accident

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Abstract

  We examined a simple and effective removal method for contaminated farm products to ensure the relief of farmers and the security of consumers. Removal of radionuclides from spinach by chemical methods was investigated. The result of chemical removal showed that antioxidant agents removed radionuclides from spinach by 70–80% for <sup>131</sup>I and more than 80% for radiocesium. In particular, ascorbic acid is promising as a safe and versatile option.<br>

Journal

  • Radiation Safety Management

    Radiation Safety Management 11(1), 23-26, 2012

    Japanese Society of Radiation Safety Management

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  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    130002581101
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • ISSN
    1347-1511
  • Data Source
    J-STAGE 
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