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Main Title Plutonium uptake by plants grown in solution culture /
Author McFarlane, James C., ; Batterman, Allan R. ; Brown, Kenneth W.
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Author Title of a Work
Batterman, Allan R.,
Brown, Kenneth Warren,
CORP Author Environmental Monitoring and Support Lab., Las Vegas, NV.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Monitoring and Support Laboratory,
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA 600-3-78-081
Stock Number PB-296 902
OCLC Number 04576781
Subjects Radioactive pollution of water ; Plants--Effect of radioactive pollution on ; Plutonium--Environmental aspects
Additional Subjects Plant chemistry ; Plutonium ; Plant nutrition ; Plants(Botany) ; Radiation dosage ; Plutonium 238 ; Plutonium compounds ; Radiobiology ; Concentration(Composition) ; Bioaccumulation ; Root absorption ; Plutonium nitrates ; Medicago sativa ; Lemna minor ; Typha angustifolia
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHBD  EPA 600/3-78-081 CEMM/ACESD Library/Narragansett,RI 03/08/2010
EJBD  EPA 600-3-78-081 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 05/15/2018
EKBD  EPA-600/3-78-081 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 07/18/2003
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-3-78-081 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ESAD  EPA 600-3-78-081 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-296 902 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation iii, 14 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Plants grown in aquatic systems were shown to rapidly accumulate large amounts of plutonium, about 40% of which was removed by washing. Detergent removed debris, most of which consisted of particles larger than 0.8 micrometers. After removing a portion of the bound Pu by rinsing in DTPA, additional Pu was removed by a citric acid rinse. This implies that more than one type of Pu binding to plant roots exists or that more than one chemical form of Pu was present. The high Pu concentration on plant roots did not facilitate uptake and translocation to aerial portions of the plant: discrimination ratios were similar to those typically found in terrestrial studies. Plant with filamentous root systems are suggested as possible scavengers for Pu in aquatic systems.
"EPA 600-3-78-081." "August 1978." Cover title. Includes bibliographical references (page 14).