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RECORD NUMBER: 48 OF 689
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Americium : its behavior in soil and plant systems /|
|Author||Brown, K. W.|
|CORP Author||Environmental Monitoring and Support Lab., Las Vegas, Nev. Monitoring Systems Research and Development Div.|
|Publisher||U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Environmental Monitoring and Support Laboratory, Monitoring Systems Research and Development Division ; For sale by the National Technical Information Service,|
|Stock Number||PB-250 797|
|Subjects||Agriculture--United States. ; Americium. ; Plutonium. ; Soils--United States. ; Radioactive substances in soils. ; Plants--Effect of radioactive pollution on. ; Soils, Radioactive substances in|
|Additional Subjects||Americium isotopes ; Plant metabolism ; Chemical reactions ; Radioactive isotopes ; Transuranium elements ; Interactions ; Soils ; Plant growth ; Absorption ; Radioactivity|
|Collation||iv, 10 pages ; 28 cm.|
The small amount of data available on the behavior of americium in plant and soil systems is reviewed and found lacking in several critical areas. Although some studies have been done on the physical and chemical interaction of americium on these systems, most of them were short-term and limited in scope. As americium is classified as a hazardous radionuclide and is likely to increase in importance as an environmental pollutant, further study is suggested. Also, the use of americium as a tool for measuring various soil parameters is discussed.
ROAP no. 21AMI, program element no. 1FA083. Tables. Includes bibliographical references (pages 8-10). Item 431-I-11. Microfiche.