Reading Room

Reading Room

[1] RRC Blogs on Substack (@mYg Lab)

[2] Book Recommendations (radioactivity, academic writing)
These are the books that I read and appreciated the quality of their research and guidance. These are based on my own review, and I do not receive any commissions from the authors or editors.

- Atomic Accidents

by James Mahaffey

- Three Mile Island: A Nuclear Crisis in Historical Perspective

by J. Samuel Walker

- Resilience: A New Paradigm of Nuclear Safety

edited by Joonhong Ahn, Franck Guarnieri, Kazuo Furuta

- Love Canal: A Toxic History from Colonial Times to the Present

by Richard S. Newman

- Conservation Buffers—Design guidelines for buffers, corridors, and greenways

by Gary Bentrup; United States. Forest Service. Southern Research Station.

- Writing Science: How to Write Papers That Get Cited and Proposals That Get Funded

by Joshua Schimel

[3] Reference Research Papers (social and biological impacts of radioactivity)
These articles are not directly related to my research fields and might not be cited in them. The list order doesn't indicate the importance of the articles. The omission is not intentional. (should be ordered by reverse chronological order – newest first)


Concentrations of 137Cs radiocaesium in the organs and tissues of low-dose-exposed wild Japanese monkeys (Omi et al., 2020)

Geographical political economy of nuclear power plant closures (Greco and Yamamoto, 2019)

Cesium Inhibits Plant Growth Primarily Through Reduction of Potassium Influx and Accumulation in Arabidopsis (Adams et al., 2018)

Nuclear Disasters and Risk Communication: Learning from Fukushima (Sato, 2016)

The biological impacts of the Fukushima nuclear accident on the pale grass blue butterfly (Hiyama et al., 2012)

Screening for Thyroid Cancer After the Fukushima Disaster (Davis, 2016)

Thyroid Cancer Detection by Ultrasound Among Residents Ages 18 Years and Younger in Fukushima, Japan: 2011 to 2014 (Tsuda et al., 2015)

Learning how to learn from failures: the Fukushima nuclear disaster (Labib and Harris, 2015)

Accumulation of Cesium by Aquatic Plants and Algae (Iwamoto and Shiraiwa, 2016)

Learning from Fukushima (Pfotenhauer et al., 2012)

Morphological abnormalities in gall-forming aphids in a radiation-contaminated area near Fukushima Daiichi: selective impact of fallout? (Akimoto, 2014)

The Socioeconomic Effects of Decommissioning on Local Communities: A Media Framing Analysis of the Experience of Wiscasset, Maine (Haller, 2014)

Accumulation of Cesium by Aquatic Plants and Algae (Iwamoto and Shiraiwa, 2016)

Conflictual collaboration: Citizen science and the governance of radioactive contamination after the Fukushima nuclear disaster (Polleri, 2019)

Biological proliferation of cesium-137 through the detrital food chain in a forest ecosystem in Japan (Murakami et al., 2014)

Spatialising procedural justice: fairness and local knowledge mobilisation in nuclear waste siting (Bell, 2020)

Molecular aspects of plant adaptation to life in the Chernobyl zone (Kovalchuk et al., 2004)

Nuclear Disasters and Risk Communication: Learning from Fukushima (Sato, 2016)

Developmental instability of plants and radiation from Chernobyl (Møller, 1998)

Resilience: A new paradigm of nuclear safety: From accident mitigation to resilient society facing extreme situations (Ahn et al., 2017)

Long-term effects of radiation exposure on health (Kamiya et al., 2015)

Social implementation of ontology-based domain-oriented information retrieval (Ogure and Furuta, 2008) (in Japanese)

Radiation dose rates now and in the future for residents neighboring restricted areas of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant (Harada et al., 2014)

Fukushima and thereafter: Reassessment of risks of nuclear power (Srinivasan and Gopi, 2013)

Calculating disability-adjusted life years (DALY) as a measure of excess cancer risk following radiation exposure (Shimada and Kai, 2015)

Public Reaction to Disaster Reconstruction Policy: Case Studies of the Fukushima and Chernobyl Nuclear Accidents (Nakamura et al., 2021)

Evacuation after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident is a cause of diabetes: results from the Fukushima Health Management Survey (Satoh et al., 2015)

Out of sight, out of mind? Investigating the longitudinal impact of the Fukushima nuclear accident on public opinion in the United States (Soni, 2018)

Evacuation effect on excess mortality among institutionalized elderly after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident (Yasumura, 2014)

Relational territoriality and the spatial embeddedness of nuclear energy: A comparison of two nuclear power plants in Germany and France (Meyer, 2021)

Radiocesium in Shiitake mushroom: Accumulation in living fruit bodies and leaching from dead fruit bodies (Guido-Garcia et al., 2021)

Qualitative comparative analysis as a method for project studies: The case of energy infrastructure (Invernizzi et al., 2020)

Distribution of artificial radionuclides in abandoned cattle in the evacuation zone of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant (Fukuda, et al., 2013)

Cursed forever? Exploring socio-economic effects of nuclear power plant closures across nine communities in the United States (Yamamoto and Greco, 2022)

Effects of species and geo-information on the 137Cs concentrations in edible wild mushrooms and plants collected by residents after the Fukushima nuclear accident (Komatsu, et al., 2021)

Effects of Ionizing Radiation on Flora Ten Years after the Fukushima Dai-ichi Disaster (Ludovici, et al., 2022)

Verification of radiocesium decontamination from farmlands by plants in Fukushima (Kobayashi, et al., 2014)

Multifaceted effects of chronic radiation exposure in Japanese red pines from Fukushima prefecture (Geras' kin, et al., 2021)

Influence of the FNPP Accident on Coniferous Trees: A Review (Watanabe, Y., 2020)

Morphological defects in native Japanese fir trees around the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant (Watanabe, et al., 2015)

Morphological abnormalities in Japanese red pine (Pinus densiflora) at the territories contaminated as a result of the accident at Fukushima Dai-Ichi Nuclear Power Plant (Yoschenko, et al., 2016)