Environmental Impact Assessment Section

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Environmental Impact Assessment Section

Research details

Researchers in this section seek to reduce radiation exposure risks in local communities of Fukushima Prefecture’s Hamadori region by investigating the routes by which radioactive substances contaminate the watersheds of major rivers and dam reservoirs in the region. More specifically, they are conducting water, soil, and biological monitoring studies to ascertain the behavior of radiocesium isotopes, analyze inflow and outflow volumes in basins that include areas with high radiocesium contamination, and elucidate the status of migration of radiocesium to various ecosystems and the characteristics of this migration.

Environmental Sample Pretreatment Room, Dessication/Ashing Room

Environmental Sample Pretreatment Room, Dessication/Ashing Room(Photo)
  • PurposePretreatment of soil, water, and biological samples for subsequent radioactivity measurement.
  • FunctionEquipped with electric ovens, crushers, wet classifiers and other instruments to dry, ash, crush and sift soil and biological samples.
  • Usage examplesUsed to prepare radioactivity measurement samples of soil and suspended solids according to particle size.

Environmental Sample Instrumental Analysis Room

Environmental Sample Instrumental Analysis Room(Photo)
  • PurposeFor measuring the concentration and particle size distribution of inorganic elements and organic matter in environmental samples.
  • FunctionEquipped with ICP-MS, ion chromatography, elemental analyzer, particle size distribution measurement and other instruments.
  • Usage examplesUsed for such purposes as researching the behavior of radiocesium in watershed environment.

Sample Preparation Room, Dissection Room

Sample Preparation Room, Dissection Room(Photo)
  • PurposeDissection of fish and other fauna captured in Fukushima Prefecture, and preparation of tissue samples.
  • FunctionEquipped with dissecting tables, automatic staining machines, microtomes and other instruments supporting the investigation of impacts of radioactivity on organisms at the tissue level.
  • Usage examplesUsed for such purposes as researching the effects of radiation on organisms in both terrestrial and aquatic environments.

Our researchers

  • Our researchers
    Fukushima(Environmental Impact Assessment Section)/Head
  • Fukushima(Environmental Impact Assessment Section)/Principal Researcher
  • Fukushima(Environmental Impact Assessment Section)/Senior Researcher
  • Fukushima(Environmental Impact Assessment Section)/Researcher
  • Fukushima(Environmental Impact Assessment Section)/Researcher
  • Fukushima(Environmental Impact Assessment Section)/Researcher
  • Fukushima(Environmental Impact Assessment Section)/Researcher
  • Fukushima(Environmental Impact Assessment Section)/Junior Research Associate
  • Researchers attached concurrently to Tsukuba headquarters
    Center for Environmental Biology and Ecosystem Studies/Director
  • Center for Environmental Measurement and Analysis/Fellow
  • Center for Environmental Biology and Ecosystem Studies/Head
  • Center for Health and Environmental Risk Research/Head
  • Center for Health and Environmental Risk Research/Head
  • Center for Environmental Biology and Ecosystem Studies/Head
  • Center for Environmental Biology and Ecosystem Studies/Head
  • Center for Environmental Measurement and Analysis/Head
  • Center for Health and Environmental Risk Research/Senior Researcher
  • Center for Health and Environmental Risk Research/Senior Researcher
  • Center for Regional Environmental Research/Senior Researcher
  • Center for Regional Environmental Research/Senior Researcher
  • Center for Regional Environmental Research/Senior Researcher
  • Center for Regional Environmental Research/Senior Researcher
  • Center for Regional Environmental Research/Senior Researcher
  • Center for Environmental Biology and Ecosystem Studies/Senior Researcher
  • Center for Environmental Biology and Ecosystem Studies/Senior Researcher
  • Center for Environmental Biology and Ecosystem Studies/Senior Researcher
  • Center for Environmental Biology and Ecosystem Studies/Senior Researcher