Americium-241 in surface soil associated with the Hanford site and vicinity [electronic resource].
- Columbus, Ohio : Battelle Memorial Institute, 1981. and Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy.
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- Battelle Memorial Institute and United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
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- Various kinds of surface soil samples were collected and analyzed for Americium-241 (/sup 241/Am) to examine the feasibility of improving soil sample data for the Hanford Surface Environmental Surveillance Program. Results do not indicate that a major improvement would occur if procedures were changed from the current practices. Conclusions from this study are somewhat tempered by the very low levels of /sup 241/Am (< 0.10 pCi/g dry weight) detected in surface soil samples and by the fact that statistical significance depended on the type of statistical tests used. In general, the average concentration of /sup 241/Am in soil crust (0 to 1.0 cm deep) was greater than the corresponding subsurface layer (1.0 to 2.5 cm deep), and the average concentration of /sup 241/Am in some onsite samples collected near the PUREX facility was greater than comparable samples collected 60 km upwind at an offsite location.
- Published through SciTech Connect., 05/01/1981., "pnl-3731", "DE81024264", and Price, K.R.; Gilbert, R.O.; Gano, K.A.
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