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Imaging Gamma Rays to Help Decontaminate Fukushima

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KYOTO, Japan, March 31, 2017 — A novel camera for visualizing radioactive hot spots is being used to develop radioactivity maps for use in the decontamination of the site of the 2011 nuclear accident in Fukushima. The Electron Tracking Compton Camera (ETCC) can perform simultaneous measurement of brightness and spectrum of MeV gamma rays. A Kyoto University team has developed a new camera to visualize radioactive hot spots. Courtesy of Kyoto University/Eiri Ono. The research team at Kyoto University that constructed the camera performed an on-site pilot at three contaminated locations in the vicinity of the...Read full article

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