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Presence of radioactive minerals in the blast furnace slag of Tata steel and their bioaccumulation by some naturally growing plants

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Abstract

Twelve species of plants were sampled from the slag dumping area of Jamshedpur. Chemical analysis of soil as well as vegetation sample was carried out to detect the presence of {sup 238}U and {sup 226}Ra. The concentration of these two radionuclides was found to be elevated over the background sample. Commelina benghalensis, Parthenium hysterophorus, Andrographis paniculata, registered higher values of these radionuclides in their different organs. Such plants can be gainfully exploited for eco-restoration programme through phyto-remediation of the contaminated substratum. (author)
Authors:
Singh, V K; Tej, P P [1] 
  1. Dept. of Botany, Post Graduate Centre, Jamshedpur Co-Operative College, Jamshedpur (India)
Publication Date:
Jul 01, 2005
Product Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Environmental Geochemistry; Journal Volume: 8; Journal Issue: 1-2; Conference: NSE-14: 14. national symposium on environment, Hyderabad (India), 5-7 Jun 2005; Other Information: 12 refs., 2 tabs
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS; ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS; RADIATION MONITORING; RADIONUCLIDE MIGRATION; RADIUM 226; SLAGS; SOILS; URANIUM 238
OSTI ID:
20720503
Country of Origin:
India
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: ISSN 0972-0383; TRN: IN0600500033003
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
page(s) 290-293
Announcement Date:
May 15, 2006

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Citation Formats

Singh, V K, and Tej, P P. Presence of radioactive minerals in the blast furnace slag of Tata steel and their bioaccumulation by some naturally growing plants. India: N. p., 2005. Web.
Singh, V K, & Tej, P P. Presence of radioactive minerals in the blast furnace slag of Tata steel and their bioaccumulation by some naturally growing plants. India.
Singh, V K, and Tej, P P. 2005. "Presence of radioactive minerals in the blast furnace slag of Tata steel and their bioaccumulation by some naturally growing plants." India.
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title = {Presence of radioactive minerals in the blast furnace slag of Tata steel and their bioaccumulation by some naturally growing plants}
author = {Singh, V K, and Tej, P P}
abstractNote = {Twelve species of plants were sampled from the slag dumping area of Jamshedpur. Chemical analysis of soil as well as vegetation sample was carried out to detect the presence of {sup 238}U and {sup 226}Ra. The concentration of these two radionuclides was found to be elevated over the background sample. Commelina benghalensis, Parthenium hysterophorus, Andrographis paniculata, registered higher values of these radionuclides in their different organs. Such plants can be gainfully exploited for eco-restoration programme through phyto-remediation of the contaminated substratum. (author)}
journal = {Environmental Geochemistry}
issue = {1-2}
volume = {8}
place = {India}
year = {2005}
month = {Jul}
}