COMET Milestone Report 4 3: Onset of field experiments in Fukushima affected area

Catherine Lecomte, K. Gombeau, Eline Saenen, Nele Horemans, Nele Horemans, Emmanuel Lapied, Deborah Oughton, Kenji Nanba, JM Bonzom, Christelle Adam-Guillermin, Dave Spurgeon

    Research outputpeer-review


    This Milestone summarizes the preliminary results obtained from the field study performed inside the 100 km area impacted by the Fukushima-Daiichi accident to investigate the epigenetic changes induced by the radioactive contamination on a model organism, the tree frog Hyla japonica. Genotoxicity and DNA methylation effects were studied, together with an accurate estimation of radiological doses in the medium and in the frogs. The Milestone also provides an overview of the fieldwork to be carried out in 2016 to characterize the impact of the radioactive contamination on plants and earthworms.
    Original languageEnglish
    PublisherEC - European Commission
    Number of pages14
    StatePublished - 27 May 2016

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