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Title: Silver-110m, cobalt-58, and zinc-65 concentrations in the American oyster, Crassostrea virginica (gmelin), near the Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant. Research report (Final) 1978-1986

Abstract

As part of a comprehensive assessment of the radiological impact of the Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant, the Power Plant Research Program has routinely monitored radionuclide concentrations in oysters. Monitoring involved the measurement of nuclide concentrations in oysters introduced and maintained in trays in the vicinity of the plant discharge, and in a nearby natural population. Only Ag-110m, Co-58, and Zn-65 were consistently detected in oysters. Calculation of relative concentration factors show that oysters clearly bioconcentrate these radionuclides, particularly Ag-110m, but can eliminate large portions quickly if the source of the radionuclides is eliminated.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Maryland Power Plant Research Program, Annapolis (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
5481861
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 5481861
Report Number(s):
PB-88-150040/XAB; PPRP-R-7
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS; RADIONUCLIDE MIGRATION; OYSTERS; RADIOACTIVITY; MONITORING; BIOLOGICAL INDICATORS; COBALT 58; MARYLAND; PROGRESS REPORT; REGRESSION ANALYSIS; SILVER 110; ZINC 65; ANIMALS; AQUATIC ORGANISMS; BETA DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; BETA-MINUS DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; BETA-PLUS DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; COBALT ISOTOPES; DAYS LIVING RADIOISOTOPES; DOCUMENT TYPES; ELECTRON CAPTURE RADIOISOTOPES; ENVIRONMENTAL TRANSPORT; EVEN-ODD NUCLEI; FEDERAL REGION III; HOURS LIVING RADIOISOTOPES; INTERMEDIATE MASS NUCLEI; INTERNAL CONVERSION RADIOISOTOPES; INVERTEBRATES; ISOMERIC TRANSITION ISOTOPES; ISOTOPES; MASS TRANSFER; MATHEMATICS; MOLLUSCS; NORTH AMERICA; NUCLEAR FACILITIES; NUCLEI; ODD-ODD NUCLEI; POWER PLANTS; RADIOISOTOPES; SECONDS LIVING RADIOISOTOPES; SILVER ISOTOPES; STATISTICS; THERMAL POWER PLANTS; USA; ZINC ISOTOPES 520300* -- Environment, Aquatic-- Radioactive Materials Monitoring & Transport-- (1989)

Citation Formats

McLean, R.I., Summers, J.K., Rose, K.A., and Demotor, S.L. Silver-110m, cobalt-58, and zinc-65 concentrations in the American oyster, Crassostrea virginica (gmelin), near the Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant. Research report (Final) 1978-1986. United States: N. p., 1987. Web.
McLean, R.I., Summers, J.K., Rose, K.A., & Demotor, S.L. Silver-110m, cobalt-58, and zinc-65 concentrations in the American oyster, Crassostrea virginica (gmelin), near the Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant. Research report (Final) 1978-1986. United States.
McLean, R.I., Summers, J.K., Rose, K.A., and Demotor, S.L. Tue . "Silver-110m, cobalt-58, and zinc-65 concentrations in the American oyster, Crassostrea virginica (gmelin), near the Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant. Research report (Final) 1978-1986". United States.
@article{osti_5481861,
title = {Silver-110m, cobalt-58, and zinc-65 concentrations in the American oyster, Crassostrea virginica (gmelin), near the Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant. Research report (Final) 1978-1986},
author = {McLean, R.I. and Summers, J.K. and Rose, K.A. and Demotor, S.L.},
abstractNote = {As part of a comprehensive assessment of the radiological impact of the Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant, the Power Plant Research Program has routinely monitored radionuclide concentrations in oysters. Monitoring involved the measurement of nuclide concentrations in oysters introduced and maintained in trays in the vicinity of the plant discharge, and in a nearby natural population. Only Ag-110m, Co-58, and Zn-65 were consistently detected in oysters. Calculation of relative concentration factors show that oysters clearly bioconcentrate these radionuclides, particularly Ag-110m, but can eliminate large portions quickly if the source of the radionuclides is eliminated.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1987},
month = {12}
}

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