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Strategies and Practices in the Remediation of Radioactive Contamination in Agriculture

Report of a Technical Workshop Held in Vienna, Austria, 17–18 October 2016

Proceedings Series - International Atomic Energy Agency

English STI/PUB/1904 ¦ 978-92-0-102120-5

194 pages ¦ 31 figures ¦ € 50.00 ¦ Date published: 2020

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This publication presents the proceedings of a workshop on the remediation of radioactive contamination in agriculture. The workshop brought together specialists from different countries and technical backgrounds and sought to disseminate research findings and encourage future studies aimed at the development of technologies to support sustainable agricultural production and rural development after a nuclear accident. The presentations and discussions at the meeting focused on both laboratory findings and practical field-work experience in planning and implementing remediation activities. The participants provided information related to agricultural production in Japan after the Fukushima Daiichi accident and in the many different countries affected by the Chernobyl accident. The workshop contributed to the dissemination of information and knowledge in this very distinct area and produced conclusions, recommendations and observations to enhance preparedness and response planning for nuclear emergencies and radiological incidents in relation to food and agriculture. This publication is targeted at authorities responsible for food and agriculture, international organizations working in this area, as well as professionals and academics involved in the remediation of radioactive contamination. It will also be of interest to nuclear safety or emergency planning and response specialists.

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Technical Workshop Report, Fukushima Daiichi, Chernobyl, Food and Agriculture, Remediation Activities, Agricultural Events, NPP, Nuclear Power Plant, NPP Accident, Radionuclides, Radioactive Caesium, Agriculture, Land, Water, Radioactive Caesium, Agro-Environment, Contamination, Decontamination, Contaminated Farmlands, Topsoil Removal Techniques, Farmland Decontamination, Integrated Approach, Radionuclide Transfer Modelling, Soil-Soil Solution, Plant Continuum, Mitigation of Radioactive Caesium Transfer, Phyto-Management of Contaminated Land, Demeterres, Remediation of Agronomic Soils, Grassland, Animal Production, Emergency Preparedness, Radioactivity Monitoring, Post-Harvest, Food and Commodities, Food Management, Radiation Monitoring, Remediation Strategies, Socioeconomic Aspects, NARO, National Agriculture and Food Research Organization, FAO, Food and Agriculture Organization, PL, Permissible Level, GIS, Geographical Information System, Strategy, Practices

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