JDR Vol.7 No.sp pp. 432-438
doi: 10.20965/jdr.2012.p0432


A Study on Community-Based Reconstruction from Nuclear Power Plant Disaster – A Case Study of Minamisoma Ota Area in Fukushima –

Tomoyuki Furutani*, Keisuke Uehara**, and Jun Murai**

*Faculty of Policy Management, Keio University, 5322, Endo Fujisawa, Kanagawa 252-0882, Japan

**Faculty of Environment and Information Studies, Keio University, 5322 Endo, Fujisawa, Kanagawa 252-0882, Japan

April 2, 2012
May 14, 2012
August 1, 2012
nuclear power plant disaster, radiation monitoring, spatial analysis, disaster reconstruction support, Fukushima

In this research, the authors developed a car-borne radiation measurement method for the farmland and roads in the Minamisoma Ota area of Fukushima that was devasteted by the Great East Japan Earthquake that occurred in northeast Japan on March 11, 2011, and a community-led radiation measurement framework was established and implemented. As a result, radiation measurements and visualization for farmlands, paddies, and forests, which had been conventionally unachievable, was made possible. Furthermore, effective verification of the effect of decontamination also became possible by feeding back radiation measurement results before and after decontamination to residents.

Cite this article as:
Tomoyuki Furutani, Keisuke Uehara, and Jun Murai, “A Study on Community-Based Reconstruction from Nuclear Power Plant Disaster – A Case Study of Minamisoma Ota Area in Fukushima –,” J. Disaster Res., Vol.7, No.sp, pp. 432-438, 2012.
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