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Transfer of the uranium decay products, polonium-210 and lead-210, through the lichen-cariboo-wolf food chain in northern Canada. Manuscript report No. MR18-91

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Abstract

Study to investigate the accumulation and transfer of polonium-210 and lead-210 in the Arctic food chain lichen-caribou-wolf in the Northwest Territories. With the participation of the hunters of Baker Lake, caribou and wolf samples were collected and analyzed for polonium. The level of polonium-210 was determined in lichen, several caribou tissues, and several wolf tissues. Transfer coefficients were derived between trophic levels in the food chain and the Po-210:PB-210 ratios for lichens and selected tissues in caribou and wolf were determined.
Authors:
Publication Date:
Jan 01, 1991
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
MIC-93-05386/XAB
Reference Number:
GRA-93-61650; EDB-93-144241
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 61 RADIATION PROTECTION AND DOSIMETRY; FOOD CHAINS; ENVIRONMENTAL TRANSPORT; RADIOECOLOGICAL CONCENTRATION; LEAD 210; RADIONUCLIDE MIGRATION; NORTHWEST TERRITORIES; POLONIUM 210; DAUGHTER PRODUCTS; DEER; ECOLOGY; ENVIRONMENTAL EXPOSURE PATHWAY; LICHENS; URANIUM; WOLVES; ACTINIDES; ALGAE; ALPHA DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; ANIMALS; BETA DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; BETA-MINUS DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; CANADA; DAYS LIVING RADIOISOTOPES; DEVELOPED COUNTRIES; ECOLOGICAL CONCENTRATION; ELEMENTS; EUMYCOTA; EVEN-EVEN NUCLEI; FUNGI; HEAVY NUCLEI; ISOMERIC TRANSITION ISOTOPES; ISOTOPES; LEAD ISOTOPES; MAMMALS; MASS TRANSFER; METALS; NANOSEC LIVING RADIOISOTOPES; NORTH AMERICA; NUCLEI; PLANTS; POLONIUM ISOTOPES; RADIOISOTOPES; RUMINANTS; VERTEBRATES; YEARS LIVING RADIOISOTOPES; 540230* - Environment, Terrestrial- Radioactive Materials Monitoring & Transport- (1990-); 560101 - Biomedical Sciences, Applied Studies- Radiation Effects- Dosimetry & Monitoring- (1992-)
OSTI ID:
6060358
Research Organizations:
Canadian Environmental Assessment Research Council, Hull, PQ (Canada)
Country of Origin:
Canada
Language:
English
Availability:
NTIS
Submitting Site:
GRA
Size:
Pages: (26 p)
Announcement Date:
May 13, 2001

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Citation Formats

Thomas, P A. Transfer of the uranium decay products, polonium-210 and lead-210, through the lichen-cariboo-wolf food chain in northern Canada. Manuscript report No. MR18-91. Canada: N. p., 1991. Web.
Thomas, P A. Transfer of the uranium decay products, polonium-210 and lead-210, through the lichen-cariboo-wolf food chain in northern Canada. Manuscript report No. MR18-91. Canada.
Thomas, P A. 1991. "Transfer of the uranium decay products, polonium-210 and lead-210, through the lichen-cariboo-wolf food chain in northern Canada. Manuscript report No. MR18-91." Canada.
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title = {Transfer of the uranium decay products, polonium-210 and lead-210, through the lichen-cariboo-wolf food chain in northern Canada. Manuscript report No. MR18-91}
author = {Thomas, P A}
abstractNote = {Study to investigate the accumulation and transfer of polonium-210 and lead-210 in the Arctic food chain lichen-caribou-wolf in the Northwest Territories. With the participation of the hunters of Baker Lake, caribou and wolf samples were collected and analyzed for polonium. The level of polonium-210 was determined in lichen, several caribou tissues, and several wolf tissues. Transfer coefficients were derived between trophic levels in the food chain and the Po-210:PB-210 ratios for lichens and selected tissues in caribou and wolf were determined.}
place = {Canada}
year = {1991}
month = {Jan}
}