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Association of plutonium with sediments from the Ob and Yenisey Rivers and Estuaries

Skipperud, Lindis; Brown, Justin E; Fifield, L Keith; Oughton, D; Salbu, Brit

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The present study applied sequential extraction techniques to investigate the binding and mobility of plutonium (Pu) in sediments from the rivers and estuaries of the Ob and Yenisey. As a study site, the Ob and Yenisey are particularly interesting as both rivers have weapons-grade Pu sources in their catchment areas, including the Russian Pu production and reprocessing plants at Mayak, Tomsk-7 and Krashnoyarsk, and the Semipalantinsk nuclear weapons testing site in Kazakhstan. Plutonium...[Show more]

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Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/55042
Source: Journal of Environmental Radioactivity
DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvrad.2008.12.016

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