Advertisement
Research Article

Distribution of Artificial Radionuclides in Abandoned Cattle in the Evacuation Zone of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant

  • Tomokazu Fukuda equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Tomokazu Fukuda, Yasushi Kino

    Affiliation: Graduate School of Agricultural Sciences, Tohoku University, Sendai, Miyagi, Japan

    X
  • Yasushi Kino equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Tomokazu Fukuda, Yasushi Kino

    Affiliation: Graduate School of Science, Tohoku University, Sendai, Miyagi, Japan

    X
  • Yasuyuki Abe,

    Affiliation: Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Yamagata University, Tsuruoka, Yamagata, Japan

    X
  • Hideaki Yamashiro,

    Affiliation: Faculty of Agriculture, Niigata University, Niigata, Niigata, Japan

    X
  • Yoshikazu Kuwahara,

    Affiliation: Department of Pathology, Institute of Development, Aging and Cancer, Tohoku University, Sendai, Miyagi, Japan

    X
  • Hidekazu Nihei,

    Affiliation: Graduate School of Science, Tohoku University, Sendai, Miyagi, Japan

    X
  • Yosuke Sano,

    Affiliation: Graduate School of Science, Tohoku University, Sendai, Miyagi, Japan

    X
  • Ayumi Irisawa,

    Affiliation: Graduate School of Science, Tohoku University, Sendai, Miyagi, Japan

    X
  • Tsutomu Shimura,

    Affiliation: Department of Pathology, Institute of Development, Aging and Cancer, Tohoku University, Sendai, Miyagi, Japan

    X
  • Motoi Fukumoto,

    Affiliation: Department of Pathology, Institute of Development, Aging and Cancer, Tohoku University, Sendai, Miyagi, Japan

    X
  • Hisashi Shinoda,

    Affiliation: Graduate School of Dentistry, Tohoku University, Sendai, Miyagi, Japan

    X
  • Yuichi Obata,

    Affiliation: RIKEN BioResource Center (BRC), Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan

    X
  • Shin Saigusa,

    Affiliation: National Institute of Radiological Sciences, Chiba, Chiba, Japan

    X
  • Tsutomu Sekine,

    Affiliation: Center for the Advancement of Higher Education, Tohoku University, Sendai, Miyagi, Japan

    X
  • Emiko Isogai,

    Affiliation: Graduate School of Agricultural Sciences, Tohoku University, Sendai, Miyagi, Japan

    X
  • Manabu Fukumoto mail

    fukumoto@idac.tohoku.ac.jp

    Affiliation: Department of Pathology, Institute of Development, Aging and Cancer, Tohoku University, Sendai, Miyagi, Japan

    X
  • Published: January 23, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0054312

Reader Comments (2)

Post a new comment on this article

Two questions on this article

Posted by tadajun on 29 Jan 2013 at 05:48 GMT

Current protective actions on the contaminated foodstuffs are designed on the premise that caesium follows almost the similar metabolism to the potassium.

Have you ever detected any discrepancy from the premise in your measurement; i.e. any significant difference in organ/tissue vs. PB concentration ratio between caesium and potassium?

How much is the degree of radio-caesium bioaccumulation in caw milk that the calves that you examined were fed?

No competing interests declared.