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Main Title Accumulation of tritium in various species of fish reared in tritiated water.
Author Patzer, Robert G.; Moghissi, Alan A.; McNelis., David N.
CORP Author National Environmental Research Center, Las Vegas, Nev.
Publisher Environmental Monitoring and Support Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ;
Place Published Las Vegas, Nev. :
Year Published 1974
Report Number EPA/600/4-74-001; EPA/680/4-74-001
Stock Number PB-238 684
OCLC Number 41221433
Subjects Fresh water fishes; Tritium; Radioactive isotopes; Aquatic biology; Trout; Catfishes; Minnows; Concentration(Composition); Water chemistry; Food chains; Accumulation; Ecosystems; Water pollution effects(Animals)
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Library   Call Number Additional Info Location Date Modified
ERBD EPA/680/4-74/001 NERL/ESD-LV Library/Las Vegas,NV 04/23/1999
NTIS PB-238 684 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 01/01/1988
Collation 12 leaves : 28 cm.
Abstract Considerable information exists for the behavior and fate of tritiated water in mammals; however, few experimental data are available on the incorporation of tritium from tritiated water into fresh water fishes. Of particular interest are fish that begin and end their lives in a tritiated environment. In the present study trout and channel catfish eggs were hatched and the fish maintained in tritiated water for four months. In addition, two species of minnows native to the southwest United States were maintained in tritiated water and offspring from these fish were reared in tritaited water for five months. Some of these native fish were maintained for two months in large outdoor pools in which part of their food was grown naturally. The tritium concentrations in aquaria water were held constant during the experimental period. The results show that for these species of fish living in tritiated water the concentration factor for organic bound tritium is generally less than unity. The concentration factor is defined as the specific activity of tritium in dried body tissue divided by that in the water in which the fish were reared. Literature concerning behavior of tritium in aquatic food chains after release in nuclear industry effluents is reviewed.
Notes EPA-680/4-74-001 "December 1974." Bibliography. "Environmental Monitoring Series."
Supplementary Notes Presented at a Symposium on Environmental Behaviour of Radionuclides Released by the Nuclear Industry, held on May 17, 1974.
PUB Date Free Form 1974.
NTIS Prices PC A02/MF A01
BIB Level m
OCLC Time Stamp 19990420191019
Cataloging Source OCLC/T
Language eng
Origin OCLC
OCLC Rec Leader 00965nam 2200229Ka 45020