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Comparison of Pu and 137 Cs as tracers of soil and sediment transport in a terrestrial environment

Everett, Sarah; Tims, Stephen; Hancock, Gary; Bartley, Rebecca; Fifield, L Keith

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Following atmospheric nuclear weapons testing in the 1950s and 1960s significant quantities of 137Cs and 239+240Pu were deposited worldwide. In recent decades, 137Cs has been commonly used as a tracer of soil erosion and sedimentation, particularly in the Northern Hemisphere where atomic deposition was three times as great as in the Southern Hemisphere. The relatively short 30-year half-life of this isotope means that its sensitivity as a tracer is rapidly decreasing. In contrast, with...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/52631
Source: Journal of Environmental Radioactivity
DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvrad.2007.10.019

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