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Using fallout plutonium as a probe for erosion assessment

Hoo, Wee T; Fifield, L Keith; Tims, Stephen; Fujioka, Toshiyuki; Mueller, Norm


A study has been carried out to assess the potential of using fallout plutonium (Pu), which originated from atmospheric nuclear-weapons tests, as a tool to investigate recent erosional processes within the lower Cotter water-supply catchment in the Australian Capital Territory. This catchment, which was predominantly pine plantation, was severely affected by a major bush fire in 2003. Accelerator mass spectrometry has been used to measure Pu in soil samples collected from a number of sites...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Environmental Radioactivity
DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvrad.2010.06.010


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