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Pu and U Atom Ratios and Concentration Factors in Reservoir 11 and Asanov Swamp, Mayak PA: An Application of Accelerator Mass Spectrometry

Borretzen, P.; Standring, W; Oughton, D; Dowdall, M.; Fifield, L Keith


Mayak Production Association, East Ural, Russia, was established to produce weapons-grade plutonium. Routine discharges and accidents at Mayak PA contaminated large areas, including the Techa River. The objectives of the present work were to study atom ratios for plutonium and, for the first time to our knowledge, uranium isotopes in water, soil, grass, and aquatic biota samples from Reservoir 11 and the Asanov Swamp, downstream from Mayak PA. Atom ratios (240Pu/239Pu, 236U/235U, 235U/238U)...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
Source: Environmental Science and Technology


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