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Title: Interactions of /sup 238/PuO/sub 2/ heat sources with terrestrial and aquatic environments. Interim summary

Abstract

Observations and some conclusions made of the interactions of /sup 238/PuO/sub 2/ heat sources with terrestrial and aquatic environments may be used in predicting heat source behavior in the event of contact of these heat sources with land or ocean and in assessing the risk to the environment. These studies indicate that plutonium transport from the heat sources is mostly a physical process involving the movement of extremely fine particles rather than the chemical migration of plutonium ions.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos Scientific Lab., NM (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
6844118
Report Number(s):
LA-8362
TRN: 80-019247
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
07 ISOTOPES AND RADIATION SOURCES; 30 DIRECT ENERGY CONVERSION; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS; RADIONUCLIDE MIGRATION; PLUTONIUM 238; RADIATION HAZARDS; RADIOISOTOPE HEAT SOURCES; ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS; SPACECRAFT POWER SUPPLIES; THERMOELECTRIC GENERATORS; TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS; SOILS; ACTINIDE ISOTOPES; ACTINIDE NUCLEI; ALPHA DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; DIRECT ENERGY CONVERTERS; ECOSYSTEMS; ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT; ENVIRONMENTAL TRANSPORT; EQUIPMENT; EVEN-EVEN NUCLEI; HAZARDS; HEALTH HAZARDS; HEAT SOURCES; HEAVY NUCLEI; ISOTOPES; MASS TRANSFER; NUCLEI; PLUTONIUM ISOTOPES; POWER SUPPLIES; RADIOISOTOPES; YEARS LIVING RADIOISOTOPES; NESDPS Office of Nuclear Energy Space and Defense Power Systems; 070300* - Isotopic Power Supplies; 300300 - Thermoelectric Generators; 510300 - Environment, Terrestrial- Radioactive Materials Monitoring & Transport- (-1989); 520300 - Environment, Aquatic- Radioactive Materials Monitoring & Transport- (1989)

Citation Formats

Patterson, J H, Steinkruger, F J, and Matlack, G M. Interactions of /sup 238/PuO/sub 2/ heat sources with terrestrial and aquatic environments. Interim summary. United States: N. p., 1980. Web. doi:10.2172/6844118.
Patterson, J H, Steinkruger, F J, & Matlack, G M. Interactions of /sup 238/PuO/sub 2/ heat sources with terrestrial and aquatic environments. Interim summary. United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/6844118
Patterson, J H, Steinkruger, F J, and Matlack, G M. Mon . "Interactions of /sup 238/PuO/sub 2/ heat sources with terrestrial and aquatic environments. Interim summary". United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/6844118. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/6844118.
@article{osti_6844118,
title = {Interactions of /sup 238/PuO/sub 2/ heat sources with terrestrial and aquatic environments. Interim summary},
author = {Patterson, J H and Steinkruger, F J and Matlack, G M},
abstractNote = {Observations and some conclusions made of the interactions of /sup 238/PuO/sub 2/ heat sources with terrestrial and aquatic environments may be used in predicting heat source behavior in the event of contact of these heat sources with land or ocean and in assessing the risk to the environment. These studies indicate that plutonium transport from the heat sources is mostly a physical process involving the movement of extremely fine particles rather than the chemical migration of plutonium ions.},
doi = {10.2172/6844118},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/6844118}, journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1980},
month = {9}
}