Ⅰ-3. Studies and projections on environmental change originating from the disaster and associated effects
Making use of the NIES network of researchers and environmental research institutes, including those in the disaster zone, such as Miyagi Prefecture, etc. we are implementing various surveys and research relating to changes to the environment and ecosystems and the status with regards to toxic substances originating from the disaster. These include “Study on density of suspended particulate matter in the air of evacuation shelters, etc.”
In collaboration with environmental research institutes in local authorities throughout the country, we convened a symposium with the theme “Disasters and the Environment”, and co-hosted a meeting under the auspices of the Society for Remediation of Radioactive Contamination in the Environment, the “Recovery and Restoration Workshop” in Fukushima Prefecture in May 2012. Furthermore, we continue to monitor radiation in Tsukuba City, the location of our institute, in cooperation with related research institutes and local authorities.
Research is ongoing on the below themes, and outcomes were presented at the 2012 NIES Public Symposium in the form of posters.
- Great East Japan Earthquake Information Page
- Ⅰ-1．Appropriate treatment and disposal of disaster waste and waste contaminated by radioactive substance
- Ⅰ-2. Clarifying behaviors for radioactive substances in multimedia (atmosphere, soil, water, plants, organisms and ecosystems, etc.)
- Ⅰ-3. Studies and projections on environmental change originating from the disaster and associated effects
- Ⅰ-4. Details of research outcomes presented at the NIES Public Symposium
- Ⅰ-5. An Overview of Research on Disaster Environment
- Ⅰ-6. (1) Tsukuba City radioactive substances and radiation measurements
- Ⅰ-6. (2) Research outcomes etc., from NIES researchers (Presented prior to the occurrence of the Great East Japan Earthquake)
- Ⅰ-6. (3) Kankyo Tenbodai (Environmental Observatory), search service for disaster information relating to environment in environmental information media
- Ⅱ. Information Sources Related to the Disaster
- An Overview of Research on Disaster Environment