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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Radioactivity in Surface Waters of the Columbia River Basin, 1958-1964.
CORP Author Public Health Service, Washington, D. C. Div. of Water Supply and Pollution Control
Year Published 1965
Stock Number PB-260 202
Additional Subjects Columbia River Basin ; Pasco(Washington) ; Radioactive pollution ; Natural radioactivity ; Radioactivation analysis ; Radiation measurement ; Radioactive contamination ; Water pollution ; Water quality data ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-260 202 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 34p
Levels of radioactivity in the surface waters of the Columbia River Basin are reported, with emphasis on the main stem below the AEC's Hanford Works near Pasco, Washington. Natural radioactivity in the Columbia Basin includes alpha activity which varies with suspended sediment concentrations and beta activity which varies with suspended sediment concentrations and beta activity from potassium-40. Man-made radioactivity is added to surface waters by nuclear detonations and operation of the Hanford Works in the lower Columbia River. From October 1957 to September 1964, gross beta activity transport at Pasco was between 1500 and 5000 curies per day. No significant changes in radioactive loads were revealed during this period.