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Main Title 137Cs in Whitetailed Deer as Related to Vegetation and Soils of the Southeastern United States.
Author Cumming, S. L. ; Jenkin, J. H. ; Banker, L. ; Bedrosia, P. H. ; Porte, C. R. ;
CORP Author Eastern Environmental Radiation Lab., Montgomery, Ala.
Year Published 1969
Stock Number PB-217 987
Additional Subjects ( Deer ; Radioactive contaminants) ; ( Southeast United States ; Radioactive contaminants) ; ( Cesium 137 ; Southeast United States) ; Radiobiology ; Ecology ; Wildlife ; Vegetation ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-217 987 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 16p
Data are presented for Radioactive Cesium (137Cs), in whitetailed deer and vegetation of the southeastern United States along with information as to the nature of the associated soils. The concentrations of 137Cs in some of the vegetation were of sufficient magnitude to account for the 137Cs concentrations found in the deer. The highest 137Cs concentrations in deer were associated with the Humic-Gley soils along the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts. These soils are predominately sandy in nature and have relatively low fixing capacities. The concentrations of 137Cs in the vegetation grown on the Humic-Gley soils under natural and controlled conditions were greater than from the Gray-Brown Podzolic, and Red-Yellow Podzolic soils. (Author)