||Studies of the fate of certain radionuclides in estuarine and other aquatic environments : proceedings of a symposium held in Savannah, Ga. to study various aspects of radiological surveys of aquatic environments. /
Sabo, Julius J., ;
Bedrosia, Paul H.
||Public Health Service, Washington, D. C. Div. of Radiological Health.
|| U.S. Dept. of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Division of Radiological Health,
||PHS PUB 999 R 3
Radioactive substances. ;
( Radioactive waste ;
( Marine biology ;
Radioactive waste) ;
( Estuaries ;
Radiological contamination) ;
Radioactive isotopes ;
Radiation effects ;
Health physics ;
Health physics instrumentation ;
Radiation monitors ;
||Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy.
||xiii, 73 pages : illustrations, maps, diagrams ; 24 cm.
In a symposium on the fate of radionuclides in the Savannah River Estuary and in two river systems, procedures are described which can usefully be applied to investigations of other aquatic systems. The studies involve surveillance and monitoring techniques and the development of equipment and methods. A discussion of the hydraulics of the Savannah Estuary describes the characteristics of river and tidal currents and distribution of salinity and sedimentation; these form a basis for effective sampling and interpretation of radiological data and their application to aquatic and ecological data and their application to aquatic and ecological studies. Field and laboratory studies on the accumulation of nuclides by organisms are described and interrelated. It is shown that more useful information can be developed when specific nuclides, rather than gross activity, are investigated. Improvements in sampling methods, especially in silt collection, are described in detail. These studies emphasize the multidisciplinary aspects of radiological surveys of aquatic environments. (Author)
"Symposium was sponsored ... by the Division of Radiological Health, Public Health Service." Includes bibliographical references. Microfiche.