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Cesium isotope-activity in the Weser ecosystem three years after the disaster at Chernobyl
Rieger, E.-M.; Claus, B.; Peters, E.; Schirmer, M.; Schmitz-Feuerhake, I. (1993). Cesium isotope-activity in the Weser ecosystem three years after the disaster at Chernobyl, in: Meire, P. et al. (Ed.) Marine and Estuarine Gradients: ECSA 21: Proceedings of the 21st Symposium of the Estuarine and Coastal Sciences Association held in Gent, 9-14 september 1991. Netherlands Journal of Aquatic Ecology, 27(2-4): pp. 197-203
In: Meire, P.; Vincx, M. (Ed.) (1993). Marine and Estuarine Gradients: ECSA 21: Proceedings of the 21st Symposium of the Estuarine and Coastal Sciences Association held in Gent, 9-14 september 1991. Netherlands Journal of Aquatic Ecology, 27(2-4). Netherlands Society of Aquatic Ecology: Bilthoven, The Netherlands. 496 pp., more
In: Netherlands Journal of Aquatic Ecology. Kluwer Academic Publishers/Netherlands Society of Aquatic Ecology: Bilthoven. ISSN 1380-8427, more
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  • Rieger, E.-M.; Claus, B.; Peters, E.; Schirmer, M.; Schmitz-Feuerhake, I. (1993). Cesium isotope-activity in the Weser ecosystem three years after the disaster at Chernobyl. Neth. J. Aquat. Ecol. 27: 197-203, more

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Keywords
    Marine; Brackish water

Authors  Top 
  • Rieger, E.-M.
  • Claus, B.
  • Peters, E.
  • Schirmer, M.
  • Schmitz-Feuerhake, I.

Abstract
    In 1989, three years after the disaster at Chernobyl, the Cesium (Cs-137 and Cs-134) activity of water, sediments, suspended solids, algae, and crustaceans were studied in five sections of the Weser estuary covering the nontidal and tidal freshwater region down to the brackish area. The total water activities in the freshwater regions are similar, but there are differences in the Cs distribution between the dissolved and the particulate phase depending on the concentration of suspended solids and abiotic water parameters. The Cs activity derived from Chernobyl is only detectable in sediments and suspended solids. Specific differences in Cs accumulation were found for crustaceans but not for algae.

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