Researchers have found and studied a fallout particle containing uranium released by the Fukushima nuclear accident. The study offered scientists insights into the sequence of events that led to the Fukushima meltdown. Researchers successfully isolated a sub-millimeter particle from an environmental sample collected near the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. Using the powerful light beam at the Diamond Light Source in the United Kingdom, researchers performed high-resolution combined X-ray tomography and X-ray fluorescence mapping. The high-powered imaging technology revealed the presence of uranium trapped around the outside of the highly porous particle.
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The European Union proposed on Thursday easing restrictions on imports of some food from Japanese regions hit by the Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2011, Japanese officials said. The proposal was made during a meeting between Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and top EU officials Donald Tusk and Jean-Claude Junker in Osaka on the eve of a summit of the Group of 20 major economies. The European Union restricted food imports from Fukushima and surrounding areas after the 2011 disaster at a nuclear power plant, caused by a tsunami following an earthquake. It was the world’s worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl in 1986.
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