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Title: AN OVERVIEW OF CESIUM-137 CONTAMINATION IN A SOUTHEASTERN SWAMP ENVIRONMENT

Abstract

In the early 1960s, an area of privately owned swamp adjacent to the Savannah River Site (SRS) was contaminated by site operations. Studies conducted in 1974 estimated that approximately 925 GBq of {sup 137}Cs and 37 GBq of {sup 60}Co were deposited in the swamp. Subsequently, a series of surveys was initiated to characterize the contaminated environment. These surveys--composed of 52 monitoring locations--allow for continued monitoring at a consistent set of locations. Initial survey results indicated maximum {sup 137}Cs concentrations of 19.5 Bq g{sup -1} in soil and 8.7 Bq g{sup -1} in vegetation. By the 2004-2005 surveys, maximum concentrations had declined to 1-2 Bq g{sup -1} in soil and 0.4 Bq g{sup -1} in vegetation.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
SRS
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
902182
Report Number(s):
WSRC-ESH-EMS-2006-00236
TRN: US200717%%169
DOE Contract Number:
DE-AC09-96SR18500
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Operational Radiation Safety
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; CESIUM 137; CONTAMINATION; MONITORING; PLANTS; SAVANNAH RIVER PLANT; SOILS; SWAMPS

Citation Formats

Fledderman, P, Tim Jannik, T, and Michael Paller, M. AN OVERVIEW OF CESIUM-137 CONTAMINATION IN A SOUTHEASTERN SWAMP ENVIRONMENT. United States: N. p., 2007. Web.
Fledderman, P, Tim Jannik, T, & Michael Paller, M. AN OVERVIEW OF CESIUM-137 CONTAMINATION IN A SOUTHEASTERN SWAMP ENVIRONMENT. United States.
Fledderman, P, Tim Jannik, T, and Michael Paller, M. Wed . "AN OVERVIEW OF CESIUM-137 CONTAMINATION IN A SOUTHEASTERN SWAMP ENVIRONMENT". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/902182.
@article{osti_902182,
title = {AN OVERVIEW OF CESIUM-137 CONTAMINATION IN A SOUTHEASTERN SWAMP ENVIRONMENT},
author = {Fledderman, P and Tim Jannik, T and Michael Paller, M},
abstractNote = {In the early 1960s, an area of privately owned swamp adjacent to the Savannah River Site (SRS) was contaminated by site operations. Studies conducted in 1974 estimated that approximately 925 GBq of {sup 137}Cs and 37 GBq of {sup 60}Co were deposited in the swamp. Subsequently, a series of surveys was initiated to characterize the contaminated environment. These surveys--composed of 52 monitoring locations--allow for continued monitoring at a consistent set of locations. Initial survey results indicated maximum {sup 137}Cs concentrations of 19.5 Bq g{sup -1} in soil and 8.7 Bq g{sup -1} in vegetation. By the 2004-2005 surveys, maximum concentrations had declined to 1-2 Bq g{sup -1} in soil and 0.4 Bq g{sup -1} in vegetation.},
doi = {},
journal = {Operational Radiation Safety},
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place = {United States},
year = {Wed Apr 04 00:00:00 EDT 2007},
month = {Wed Apr 04 00:00:00 EDT 2007}
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