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Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 2555–2560, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-13-2555-2021
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 2555–2560, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-13-2555-2021
Data description paper
07 Jun 2021
Data description paper | 07 Jun 2021

Radionuclide contamination in flood sediment deposits in the coastal rivers draining the main radioactive pollution plume of Fukushima Prefecture, Japan (2011–2020)

Olivier Evrard et al.

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This dataset provides an original compilation of radioactive dose rates and artificial radionuclide activities in sediment deposited after floods in the rivers draining the main radioactive pollution plume in Fukushuma, Japan, between November 2011 and November 2020. In total, 782 sediment samples collected from 27 to 71 locations during 16 fieldwork campaigns were analysed. This provides a unique post-accidental dataset to better understand the environmental fate of radionuclides.