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Concentration and characterization of plutonium in soils of Hubei in central China

Dong, Wei; Tims, Stephen; Fifield, L Keith; Guo, Qiuju


To study the Pu concentration and isotope ratio distributions present in China, the239+240Pu total activities and240Pu/239Pu atom ratios in core soil samples from Hubei Province in central China were investigated using Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (AMS). The activities ranged from 0.019 to 0.502 mBq g-1 and the239+240Pu inventories of 45 and ∼55 Bq m-2 agree well with that expected from global fallout. The240Pu/239Pu atom ratios in the soil ranged from 0.172 to 0.220. The ratios are similar to...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Environmental Radioactivity
DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvrad.2009.08.011


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