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Main Title Uptake of Cerium-144, Promethium-147, and Plutonium-238 by Oat Plants from Soils.
Author Cumming, S. L. ; Banker, L. ;
CORP Author Southeastern Radiological Health Lab., Montgomery, Ala.
Year Published 1971
Stock Number PB-213 911
Additional Subjects ( Radioactive isotopes ; Agricultural products) ; ( Public health ; Radioactive isotopes) ; Farm crops ; Oat plants ; Soils ; Environment ; Absorption(Biology) ; Plants(Botany) ; Cerium 144 ; Plutonium 238 ; Promethium 147 ; Health physics ; Food chains ;
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NTIS  PB-213 911 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 3p
The uptakes of cerium-144, promethium-147, and plutonium-238 by oat plants were determined for nine soils, and promethium-147 and plutonium-238 uptakes were compared with cerium-144 uptake. The percentage uptake values for all three radionuclides were very low, ranging from .000,001 to .001 percent. Nitrogen and potassium fertilizers increased the uptake of promethium-147 by oat plants from an Amite soil. Because the amount of cerium-144, promethium-147, and plutonium-238 taken up by plants from soils is very small, the health hazards to man by the soil-plant-man pathway from these radionuclides will probably be negligible at the levels used in this study. (Author)