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Massive earthquake hit northeast Japan on March 11, 2011, causing gigantic tsunami that damaged the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.
A large amount of Gamma-emitting radionuclide were released into its surrounding area and circulated globally with atmospheric diffusion process.
As the years have passed since the Fukushima nuclear disaster, the study of environmental radionuclides transfer and dynamics estimation has become very urgent.
Working on those problems ensures safety of people and their lives, and also we must be responsible to the world as a country which scattered radioactive materials all over the world.
Each department of CRiED has been working on isotopes and environmental dynamics for many years and we perform an interdisciplinary study both domestically and internationally by making use of our research, techniques and knowledge.
The Great eastern Japan earthquake and huge tsunami triggered the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident.
The nuclear plant lost their power and function and it released a large amount of radionuclides with a change of the climatic condition.
As the years have passed, studying the long-term environmental dynamics estimation has become more urgent to ensure the safety of people and their lives as well as clarifying the contamination such as environment, farm products and drinking water.
In other words, the focus of the study is shifting to radionuclides transfer processes in environment.
As Japanese government, Nuclear Emergency Response Headquarters has been carrying out the detailed investigation by “the environmental monitoring reinforcement plan” (established on 4/22/2011) for accumulation and transfer process of radionuclides and also soil from the need of continuous practice.
In addition, from the viewpoint of general evaluation of the influence in surrounding area, they investigate environmental dynamics in details and aim at establishing a comprehensive transfer model of radionuclides.
As University of Tsukuba, we have been striving for environmental transfer of radionuclides and associating with the international organization such as IAEA by the project “FMWSE” of MEXT special coordination funds for promoting science and technology 2012 (Prof. Onda), a radioactive material investigation by the radiochemistry (Associate Prof. Sueki) and explanation of the influence on human body and environment in cooperation with suffering cities, towns and villages. (Prof. Matsumoto).
University of Tsukuba had Terrestrial Environment Research Center that had studied the transfer of atmosphere, water, and the soil which will be essential to a future radiation environmental assessment.
From an interdisciplinary point of view, the future environmental transfer of radionuclides from the Fukushima NPP will be able to perform comprehensive research by concentrating their knowledge.
We, Center for Research in Isotopes and Environmental Dynamics at University of Tsukuba where experts and specialized teams have gathered, will get over this urgent and unprecedented problems using all our resources.
■Radiation Safety Management Division
Radiation Safety Management Division manages radioisotopes, nuclear fuel material and X-ray devices in the whole school and also gives users training and dose management. In addition, this division provides information regarding decontamination and the reduction of human body influence using the knowledge of past management and education.
Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences Professor. Keisuke SUEKI
Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences Associate Professor. Jun FURUKAWA
Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences Associate Professor. Aya SAKAGUCHI
Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences Professor. Hiroshi MATSUMOTO
・Radioisotope Research Section
Radioisotope Research Section develops the high sensitivity measurement, a brief measurement and the measurements under the outdoor various conditions of radioisotopes and radiation and also performs a fundamental research for the purpose of use as the tracer of physicality, material, functional evaluation, the behavior in the environment and the living body, and the metabolism.
Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences Professor Keisuke SUEKI
Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences Associate Professor Jun FURUKAWA
Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences Associate Professor Aya SAKAGUCHI
Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences Assistant Professor Shinya YAMASAKI
Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences Professor Hiroshi MATSUMOTO
Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences Professor Hiroki OSHIO
Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences Professor Akira UEDONO
Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences Professor Yukio NAGASAKI
Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences Associate Professor Kimikazu SASA
・Terrestrial Isotope Transfer Processes Section
Terrestrial Isotope Transfer Processes Section conducts the transfer of radionuclides diffused into the environment.
Monitoring and modeling of water/sediment are carried out , particularly, the transfer mechanism and comprehensive model of radionuclides attached to the forest and soil by using the world’s best technique and technology in cooperation with IAEA, IRSN (France), and Plymouth University (UK).
Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences Professor (Director of CRiED). Yuichi ONDA
Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences Professor Maki TSUJIMURA
Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences Associate Professor Keiko YAMAJI
・Environmental Dynamics & Prediction Section
Environmental Dynamics & Prediction Section improves and develops the numerical value simulation model and the reproduction experiment to elucidate the radionuclides transfer process in the atmosphere, the river, and the ocean in various space scales of locality scales, area scales and global scales.
Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences Professor Jun ASANUMA
Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences Assistant Professor Tomohiro SEKIGUCHI
Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences Junior Assistant Professor Tetsuya SHINOZAKI