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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

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  • 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

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  • Yasuyuki Abe,

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

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  • Hideaki Yamashiro,

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

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  • Yoshikazu Kuwahara,

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

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  • Hidekazu Nihei,

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

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  • Yosuke Sano,

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

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  • Ayumi Irisawa,

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

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  • Tsutomu Shimura,

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

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  • Motoi Fukumoto,

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

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  • Hisashi Shinoda,

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

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  • Yuichi Obata,

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

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  • Shin Saigusa,

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

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  • Tsutomu Sekine,

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

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  • Emiko Isogai,

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

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  • Manabu Fukumoto mail

    fukumoto@idac.tohoku.ac.jp

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

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

About the Authors

Tomokazu Fukuda, Emiko Isogai
Graduate School of Agricultural Sciences, Tohoku University, Sendai, Miyagi, Japan
Yasushi Kino, Hidekazu Nihei, Yosuke Sano, Ayumi Irisawa
Graduate School of Science, Tohoku University, Sendai, Miyagi, Japan
Yasuyuki Abe
Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Yamagata University, Tsuruoka, Yamagata, Japan
Hideaki Yamashiro
Faculty of Agriculture, Niigata University, Niigata, Niigata, Japan
Yoshikazu Kuwahara, Tsutomu Shimura, Motoi Fukumoto, Manabu Fukumoto
Department of Pathology, Institute of Development, Aging and Cancer, Tohoku University, Sendai, Miyagi, Japan
Hisashi Shinoda
Graduate School of Dentistry, Tohoku University, Sendai, Miyagi, Japan
Yuichi Obata
RIKEN BioResource Center (BRC), Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan
Shin Saigusa
National Institute of Radiological Sciences, Chiba, Chiba, Japan
Tsutomu Sekine
Center for the Advancement of Higher Education, Tohoku University, Sendai, Miyagi, Japan

Corresponding Author

Email: fukumoto@idac.tohoku.ac.jp

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: Manabu Fukumoto. Performed the experiments: TF Y. Kino YA HY HN YS AI T. Sekine EI Manabu Fukumoto. Analyzed the data: Y. Kino T. Sekine SS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: Y. Kuwahara T. Shimura Motoi Fukumoto HS YO M. Fukumoto. Wrote the paper: TF Y. Kino T. Sekine Manabu Fukumoto.