Plutonium and americium concentration along fresh-water food chains of the Great Lakes, U. S. A. Progress report, July 1976--September 30, 1977 [electronic resource].
- Woods Hole, Mass. : Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1977. and Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy.
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- Pages: 28 : digital, PDF file
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- Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
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- The primary purpose of studying the biogeochemical behavior of transuranic radionuclides in large freshwater lakes began with studies of the distribution of these radionuclides, essentially introduced from the fallout of atmospheric nuclear weapons tests, in Lake Ontario. The recognition that an additional source of supply of these nuclides to Lake Ontario (subsequent to their release into Lake Erie) existed in the form of leakage from the Nuclear Fuel Services reprocessing plant at Springville, New York, led to expansion of the program to include sampling at the eastern end of Lake Erie. Much of the program is devoted to studies of the distribution of these nuclides in the lake sediments as they appear to be a major repository for transuranics in freshwater lakes. The extent to which this is a temporary or permanent repository is illuminated by studies of transuranic distributions in the lake waters and biota.
- Published through SciTech Connect., 01/01/1977., "coo-3568-18", and Bowen, V.T.
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