nuclear power plants


Summary: Facilities that convert NUCLEAR ENERGY into electrical energy.

Top Publications

  1. Sugihara G, Suda S. Need for close watch on children's health after Fukushima disaster. Lancet. 2011;378:485-6 pubmed publisher
  2. de Castro B, Gracia F, Tomás I, Peíro J. The Safety Culture Enactment Questionnaire (SCEQ): Theoretical model and empirical validation. Accid Anal Prev. 2017;103:44-55 pubmed publisher
    ..SCEQ), designed to assess the degree to which safety is an enacted value in the day-to-day running of nuclear power plants (NPPs)...
  3. Butler D. Radioactivity spreads in Japan. Nature. 2011;471:555-6 pubmed publisher
  4. Gueibe C, Kalinowski M, Bare J, Gheddou A, Krysta M, Kusmierczyk Michulec J. Setting the baseline for estimated background observations at IMS systems of four radioxenon isotopes in 2014. J Environ Radioact. 2017;178-179:297-314 pubmed publisher
    ..sources have been identified in past research, namely: Medical Isotope Production Facilities (MIPFs) and Nuclear Power Plants (NPPs)...
  5. Liu Y, Li H, Sun S, Fang S. Enhanced air dispersion modelling at a typical Chinese nuclear power plant site: Coupling RIMPUFF with two advanced diagnostic wind models. J Environ Radioact. 2017;175-176:94-104 pubmed publisher
    ..This demonstrates the feasibility of the new enhanced modelling for typical Chinese NPP sites. ..
  6. Sudeep Kumara K, Sahoo B, Gaware J, Sapra B, Mayya Y, Karunakara N. Thoron Mitigation System based on charcoal bed for applications in thorium fuel cycle facilities (part 2): Development, characterization, and performance evaluation. J Environ Radioact. 2017;172:249-260 pubmed publisher
    ..The prototype system has been installed in a thorium fuel cycle facility where it is being evaluated for its long-term performance and overall effectiveness in mitigating 220Rn levels in the workplace. ..
  7. Brumfiel G, Cyranoski D. Quake sparks nuclear crisis. Nature. 2011;471:273-5 pubmed publisher
  8. Svetlik I, Fejgl M, Povinec P, Kořínková T, Tomásková L, Pospichal J, et al. Determination of chemical forms of 14C in liquid discharges from nuclear power plants. J Environ Radioact. 2017;177:256-260 pubmed publisher
    Developments of radioanalytical methods for determination of radiocarbon in wastewaters from nuclear power plants (NPP) with pressurized light water reactors, which would distinguish between the dissolved organic and inorganic forms have ..
  9. Leppold C, Nomura S, Sawano T, Ozaki A, Tsubokura M, Hill S, et al. Birth Outcomes after the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Disaster: A Long-Term Retrospective Study. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2017;14: pubmed publisher
    ..Further research is needed on the pathways that may exacerbate or reduce disaster effects on maternal and perinatal health. ..

More Information


  1. Kashima S, Inoue K, Matsumoto M. Have the tsunami and nuclear accident following the Great East Japan Earthquake affected the local distribution of hospital physicians?. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0178020 pubmed publisher
    ..Our results suggest that the tsunami did not affect the distribution of physicians in the affected regions. However, the FDNPP accident changed physician distribution in areas close to the power plant. ..
  2. Ayabe Y, Hijii N, Takenaka C. Effects of local-scale decontamination in a secondary forest contaminated after the Fukushima nuclear power plant accident. Environ Pollut. 2017;228:344-353 pubmed publisher
    ..The present study suggests that the local-scale decontamination in a secondary forest had no effect on the reduction of 137Cs contamination in the treated area. ..
  3. Simonetto C, Azizova T, Barjaktarovic Z, Bauersachs J, Jacob P, Kaiser J, et al. A mechanistic model for atherosclerosis and its application to the cohort of Mayak workers. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0175386 pubmed publisher
    ..To the best of our knowledge, such models are applied to epidemiological data on cardiovascular diseases for the first time. ..
  4. Higaki S, Kurihara Y, Yoshida H, Takahashi Y, Shinohara N. Discovery of non-spherical heterogeneous radiocesium-bearing particles not derived from Unit 1 of the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant, in residences five years after the accident. J Environ Radioact. 2017;177:65-70 pubmed publisher
    ..The main elemental composition was similar to particles already reported in other studies. However, this is the first time that such particles had a clearly heterogeneous distribution. ..
  5. Marciulioniene D, Luksiene B, Montvydiene D, Jefanova O, Mazeika J, Taraškevičius R, et al. 137Cs and plutonium isotopes accumulation/retention in bottom sediments and soil in Lithuania: A case study of the activity concentration of anthropogenic radionuclides and their provenance before the start of operation of the Belarusian Nuclear Powe. J Environ Radioact. 2017;178-179:253-264 pubmed publisher
  6. Ohba T, Hasegawa A, Kohayagawa Y, Kondo H, Suzuki G. Body Surface Contamination Levels of Residents under Different Evacuation Scenarios after the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Accident. Health Phys. 2017;113:175-182 pubmed publisher
    ..9 and 0.1, respectively. These data indicate that the relative contribution to inhaled thyroid dose of short-lived radionuclides in radioactive plumes released on 12 March could be as much as 37.5% in 1-y-old children. ..
  7. Gillies M, Richardson D, Cardis E, Daniels R, O Hagan J, Haylock R, et al. Mortality from Circulatory Diseases and other Non-Cancer Outcomes among Nuclear Workers in France, the United Kingdom and the United States (INWORKS). Radiat Res. 2017;188:276-290 pubmed publisher
  8. Kang S, Yoneda M, Shimada Y, Satta N, Fujita Y, Shin I. Interpreting the deposition and vertical migration characteristics of 137Cs in forest soil after the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant accident. Environ Monit Assess. 2017;189:384 pubmed publisher
    ..Nevertheless, the post-vertical distribution of 137Cs is expected to be governed by the percentage of exchangeable 137Cs in the organic layer and the organic-rich upper soil horizons. ..
  9. Goldenberg D, Russo M, Houser K, Crist H, Derr J, Walter V, et al. Altered molecular profile in thyroid cancers from patients affected by the Three Mile Island nuclear accident. Laryngoscope. 2017;127 Suppl 3:S1-S9 pubmed publisher
    ..These data raise the possibility that radiation released from TMI may have altered the molecular profile of TC in the population surrounding TMI. 4 Laryngoscope, 127:S1-S9, 2017. ..
  10. Christodouleas J, Forrest R, Ainsley C, Tochner Z, Hahn S, Glatstein E. Short-term and long-term health risks of nuclear-power-plant accidents. N Engl J Med. 2011;364:2334-41 pubmed publisher
  11. Callen J, Homma T. Lessons Learned in Protection of the Public for the Accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. Health Phys. 2017;112:550-559 pubmed publisher
    ..The focus of this paper is those insights concerning the progression of an accident due to severe conditions at a light water reactor nuclear power plant that must be understood in order to protect the public. ..
  12. Shigemura J, Tanigawa T, Saito I, Nomura S. Psychological distress in workers at the Fukushima nuclear power plants. JAMA. 2012;308:667-9 pubmed publisher
  13. Xhaard C, Dumas A, Souchard V, Ren Y, Borson Chazot F, Sassolas G, et al. Are dietary reports in a case-control study on thyroid cancer biased by risk perception of Chernobyl fallout?. Rev Epidemiol Sante Publique. 2017;65:301-308 pubmed publisher
    ..As such, these dietary reports may be used in further studies involving individual dosimetric reconstructions. ..
  14. Onodera M, Kirishima A, Nagao S, Takamiya K, Ohtsuki T, Akiyama D, et al. Desorption of radioactive cesium by seawater from the suspended particles in river water. Chemosphere. 2017;185:806-815 pubmed publisher
    ..In conclusion, the desorption of cesium from the suspended particles is controlled by the presence of sodium and potassium ions and the preloaded cesium concentration in the suspended particles. ..
  15. Sato M, Takase T, Yamaguchi K. Effects of bark washing and epiphytic moss on 137Cs activity concentration in bark and stemflow in Japanese persimmon (Diospyros kaki Thunb.). J Environ Radioact. 2017;178-179:360-366 pubmed publisher
    ..These results indicate that the moss acts as reservoir of 137Cs, and that bark-washing decontamination can reduce the additional 137Cs supply from moss in subsequent years following the radioactive fallout. ..
  16. Wakiyama Y, Konoplev A, Wada T, Takase T, Byrnes I, Carradine M, et al. Behavior of 137Cs in ponds in the vicinity of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant. J Environ Radioact. 2017;178-179:367-376 pubmed publisher
    ..Continuous monitoring is required to reveal temporal trends in 137Cs activity concentrations of these waters and controlling factors of such in closed water systems in Fukushima. ..
  17. Tsuda T, Lindahl L, Tokinobu A. Ethical Issues Related to the Promotion of a "100 mSv Threshold Assumption" in Japan after the Fukushima Nuclear Accident in 2011: Background and Consequences. Curr Environ Health Rep. 2017;4:119-129 pubmed publisher
    ..Ethical problems after the accident in Fukushima can be understood from the consequences of the mistakes in both risk information and risk communication in Japan after 2011. ..