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The distribution of some fission product radionuclides in sea and estuarine sediments
Hetherington, J.A.; Jefferies, D.F. (1974). The distribution of some fission product radionuclides in sea and estuarine sediments. Neth. J. Sea Res. 8(4): 319-33
In: Netherlands Journal of Sea Research. Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ): Groningen; Den Burg. ISSN 0077-7579, more
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  • Hetherington, J.A.
  • Jefferies, D.F.

Abstract
    As part of the scientific programme to assess the consequences of the discharge of radioactive liquid effluents from the Windscale fuel reprocessing plant, regular measurements have been made, over a number of years, of the radioactivity associated with the seabed and estuarine sediments in the area. Results of these surveys are given and relationships derived between the degree of contamination of bottom sediments, the rates of discharge of individual radionuclides, and the distance from the Windscale outfall. Some measurements are also reported on the distribution of radionuclides with respect to depth in sediment. The influence of particle size and the organic content of sediments on the reconcentration factors of sediments is examined.

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