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Main Title U.S. "Mussel Watch" Program : transuranic element data from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1976-1983 /
Author Palmieri, Julianne. ; Livingston, H. ; Farrington., J. W.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Livingston, Hugh.
Farrington, John W.
CORP Author Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, MA. Coastal Research Center.;Environmental Research Lab., Narragansett, RI.
Publisher Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution,
Year Published 1984
Report Number WHOI-84-28; CRC-84-5; EPA-68-03-3193
Stock Number PB90-240912
Subjects Mussels--Effect of water pollution on. ; Radioisotopes--Environmental aspects--United States. ; Radioisotopes--United States--Environmental aspects
Additional Subjects Mussel Watch Project ; Mussels ; Radioactive contaminants ; Bodega Head ; Narraganset Bay ; Reproduction(Biology) ; Tables(Data) ; Humans ; Liver ; Plutonium 239 ; Cesium 137 ; Radionuclide migration ; Environmental monitoring ; Mussel Watch Program ; Plutonium 240 ; Iron 55 ; Americium 241
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB90-240912 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation 82 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Bivalves (Mytilus edulis, Mytilus californianus, Crassostrea virginica and Ostrea equestris) were collected once per year during 1976, 1977, and 1978 along the United States coast and analyzed for (239,240)Pu, (241)Am and (137)Cs as part of the U.S. Mussel Watch program. Monthly samples were collected during 1976-1980 from Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island and Bodega Head, California and analyzed for (239,240)Pu, (241)Am, and (137)Cs. There is no evidence in the data for systematic regional or local elevated concentrations of radionuclides as a result of releases from the nuclear fuel cycle. Monthly fluctuations in radionuclide concentrations in the Narragansett Bay mussels appear to be primarily influenced by spawning.
"May 1984." "Technical report." Includes bibliographical references (pages 17-18). Microfiche.