The accidents of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, which was caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake, spread many radioactive materials to the environment. Decontamination in living area has been making progress step by step; however, decontamination in forests has been becoming difficult because of the bigger challenge of using heavy machinery than expected. We participate a demonstration experiment of adsorption of radioactive materials in forests with non-woven sheet in CompactDry as a simple method.
We promote the collaboration with national and city universities.
In the case of the pre-shipment inspection of paralytic shellfish poison in production ocean areas, only mouse bioassay has been permitted as the official method; however, due to the guideline performed in 2015 of the risk management of shellfish poison, screening methods who meet certain standards become available.
We collaborate in addressing to develop a simple test kit of paralytic shellfish poison with National Research Institute of Fisheries Science. When the practical use starts, people can decide shipment on-site if available, and its cost will be much lower than the mouse bioassay. Because of the low analysis cost, you can increase analysis test numbers, and then more detailed risk management will be realized. From the above, segmentalized control area and early cancellation of shelving shipment are realized and increase of the catch is expected.
In the commissioned project of the Research of regulatory science for sustainable supply of the safety of agricultural and marine products of MAFF, we have been working, developing and evaluating the simple test kit to practical use.