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Main Title Plutonium uptake by plants from soil containing plutonium-238 dioxide particles /
Author Brown, Kenneth Warren, ; Brown, K. W., ; McFarlane., J. C.
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McFarlane, J. Craig
CORP Author Environmental Monitoring and Support Lab., Las Vegas, Nev.
Publisher Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Monitoring Systems Research and Development Division, Environmental Monitoring and Support Laboratory,
Year Published 1977
Report Number EPA 600-3-77-052
Stock Number PB-268 000
OCLC Number 03086750
ISBN pbk.
Subjects Growth (Plants) ; Plant-soil relationships ; Plants--Effect of radioactive pollution on
Additional Subjects Plutonium 238 ; Plants(Botany) ; Radioactive contaminants ; Soils ; Absorption(Biology) ; Vegetables ; Plutonium oxides ; Plutonium isotopes ; Solubility ; Ecology ; Radiobiology ; Chelation ; Radioecology
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-3-77-052 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 11/21/2023
EJBD  EPA 600-3-77-052 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 05/15/2018
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-3-77-052 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ESAD  EPA 600-3-77-052 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-268 000 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation v, 13 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Three plant species--alfalfa, lettuce, and radishes were grown in soils contaminated with plutonium-238 dioxide (238)PuO2 at concentrations of 23, 69, 92, and 342 nanocuries per gram (nCi/g). The length of exposure varied from 60 days for the lettuce and radishes to 358 days for the alfalfa. The magnitude of plutonium incorporation as indicated by the discrimination ratios for these species, after being exposed to the relatively insoluble PuO2, was similar to previously reported data using different chemical forms of plutonium. Evidence indicates that the predominant factor in plutonium uptake by plants may involve the chelation of plutonium contained in the soils by the action of compounds such as citric acid and/or other similar chelating agents released from the plant roots.
"EPA 600-3-77-052." "May 1977." Cover title. Includes bibliographical references (pages 12-13).