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Title: Advising Japan on Medical Aspects of Radiation Exposure | ORAU

Abstract

Because of Japan's March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami, the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant suffered catastrophic damage—ultimately leaking dangerously high amounts of radiation that led to the evacuation of more than 80,000 Japanese citizens within a 12-mile radius of the crippled plant. Responding agencies were concerned about the medical impacts of radiation exposure, the effect upon food and water safety and what actions individuals could take to protect themselves. To provide advice and consultation, the physicians and health physicists at REAC/TS were on-call 24/7 and responded to more than 700 inquiries in the days and weeks that followed.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
OSTI (Office of Scientific and Technical Information, Oak Ridge, TN)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1207316
Resource Type:
Multimedia
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
98 NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT, SAFEGUARDS, AND PHYSICAL PROTECTION; FUKUSHIMA; RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL; REACTORS; ISOTOPE; MEDICAL IMPACT; RADIATION; REAC/TS; NNSA

Citation Formats

Wiley, Al, and Sugarman, Steve. Advising Japan on Medical Aspects of Radiation Exposure | ORAU. United States: N. p., 2015. Web.
Wiley, Al, & Sugarman, Steve. Advising Japan on Medical Aspects of Radiation Exposure | ORAU. United States.
Wiley, Al, and Sugarman, Steve. Sun . "Advising Japan on Medical Aspects of Radiation Exposure | ORAU". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1207316.
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abstractNote = {Because of Japan's March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami, the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant suffered catastrophic damage—ultimately leaking dangerously high amounts of radiation that led to the evacuation of more than 80,000 Japanese citizens within a 12-mile radius of the crippled plant. Responding agencies were concerned about the medical impacts of radiation exposure, the effect upon food and water safety and what actions individuals could take to protect themselves. To provide advice and consultation, the physicians and health physicists at REAC/TS were on-call 24/7 and responded to more than 700 inquiries in the days and weeks that followed.},
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year = {Sun Mar 08 00:00:00 EST 2015},
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