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Natural radionuclides near a coal-fired power station

Abstract

An experiment was carried out to measure the specific activity of Pb-210 and Po-210 in livers from cattle that had grazed in a field near Didcot coal-fired power station. Livers from cattle in the Cotswold region were measured for comparison. The specific activities of Pb-210 and Po-210 in soil and grass samples from both areas were also measured at 3-monthly intervals over a year. No statistically significant increases were observed in the Pb-210 and Po-210 levels in liver, soil or grass samples which could be attributed to the operation of the power station.
Publication Date:
Jun 15, 1984
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
EDB-85-088152
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Nucl. Instrum. Methods Phys. Res.; (Netherlands); Journal Volume: 223:2/3
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 01 COAL, LIGNITE, AND PEAT; 20 FOSSIL-FUELED POWER PLANTS; FOSSIL-FUEL POWER PLANTS; ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS; GRASS; RADIOACTIVITY; LIVER; SOILS; CATTLE; FORAGE; ISOTOPES; LEAD 210; PASTURES; POLONIUM 210; UNITED KINGDOM; ALPHA DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; ANIMAL FEEDS; ANIMALS; BETA DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; BETA-MINUS DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; BODY; DAYS LIVING RADIOISOTOPES; DIGESTIVE SYSTEM; DOMESTIC ANIMALS; EUROPE; EVEN-EVEN NUCLEI; FOOD; GLANDS; HEAVY NUCLEI; LEAD ISOTOPES; MAMMALS; NUCLEI; ORGANS; PLANTS; POLONIUM ISOTOPES; POWER PLANTS; RADIOISOTOPES; RUMINANTS; THERMAL POWER PLANTS; VERTEBRATES; WESTERN EUROPE; YEARS LIVING RADIOISOTOPES; 510300* - Environment, Terrestrial- Radioactive Materials Monitoring & Transport- (-1989); 010900 - Coal, Lignite, & Peat- Environmental Aspects; 200200 - Fossil-Fueled Power Plants- Waste Management
OSTI ID:
5838114
Country of Origin:
Netherlands
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: CODEN: NIMRD
Submitting Site:
HEDB
Size:
Pages: 590-592
Announcement Date:
May 01, 1985

Citation Formats

Smith-Briggs, J L. Natural radionuclides near a coal-fired power station. Netherlands: N. p., 1984. Web. doi:10.1016/0167-5087(84)90715-4.
Smith-Briggs, J L. Natural radionuclides near a coal-fired power station. Netherlands. doi:10.1016/0167-5087(84)90715-4.
Smith-Briggs, J L. 1984. "Natural radionuclides near a coal-fired power station." Netherlands. doi:10.1016/0167-5087(84)90715-4. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/10.1016/0167-5087(84)90715-4.
@misc{etde_5838114,
title = {Natural radionuclides near a coal-fired power station}
author = {Smith-Briggs, J L}
abstractNote = {An experiment was carried out to measure the specific activity of Pb-210 and Po-210 in livers from cattle that had grazed in a field near Didcot coal-fired power station. Livers from cattle in the Cotswold region were measured for comparison. The specific activities of Pb-210 and Po-210 in soil and grass samples from both areas were also measured at 3-monthly intervals over a year. No statistically significant increases were observed in the Pb-210 and Po-210 levels in liver, soil or grass samples which could be attributed to the operation of the power station.}
doi = {10.1016/0167-5087(84)90715-4}
journal = {Nucl. Instrum. Methods Phys. Res.; (Netherlands)}
volume = {223:2/3}
journal type = {AC}
place = {Netherlands}
year = {1984}
month = {Jun}
}