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RECORD NUMBER: 431 OF 958
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Fate and bioaccumulation of soil-associated low-level naturally occurring radioactivity following disposal into a marine ecosystem /|
|Author||Hunt, Carlton D.|
|CORP Author||Rhode Island Univ., Narragansett. Marine Ecosystems Research Lab.;Office of Radiation Programs, Washington, DC.|
|Publisher||U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Radiation Programs,|
|Subjects||Radioactive pollution of the sea--Environmental aspects.|
|Additional Subjects||Soils ; Natural radioactivity ; Sampling ; Radium ; Uranium ; Radioactive isotopes ; Disposal ; Tables(Data) ; Mollusca ; Exposure ; Marine environments ; Marine disposal ; Ocean waste disposal ; Bioaccumulation ; Environmental effects|
|Collation||169 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm|
The fate of Radium (Ra) and other naturally occurring Uranium series isotopes associated with soils disposed in seawater was examined using the Marine Ecosystem Research Laboratory (MERL) controlled marine ecosystems. Thirty-seven kilograms of a soil containing approximately 400 pCi Ra-226/g from an inactive uranium ore processing plant site in Middlesex, New Jersey, were added to each of two mesocosms over five days in mid-September 1984. Radionuclide activity in these and two control mesocosms was observed for three months after the soil additions. Radioactivity in the soil appeared to be confined to discrete soil particles rather than being distributed equally on the soil particles, suggesting the source of the radioactivity was remnant ore particles.
"October 1, 1986." Final report for Office of Radiation Programs US EPA cooperative agreement CR-810265-02 (in part). "EPA-520/1-86-017." Includes bibliographical references (pages 153-155). Microfiche.