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Environmental radioactivity: A perspective on industrial contributions

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Abstract

This essay aims to show how many non-nuclear industries contributed significantly to natural radioactivity. The examples given include the release of radon-220 and radon-222, as well as other radioisotopes, from the combustion of fossil fuels. Furthermore, edible mussels in the Irish Sea have been found to concentrate polonium-210 from seawater: the original source of the isotope was found to be the waste from a phosphate processing plant. These contributions should be taken into account when the environmental impacts of different industrial activities are compared. 3 tabs.
Authors:
Baxter, M S [1] 
  1. International Atomic Energy Agency, Monaco (Monaco). Marine Environment Lab.
Publication Date:
Jun 01, 1993
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
AIX-24-061212; EDB-93-128215
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: International Atomic Energy Agency Bulletin; (Austria); Journal Volume: 35:2
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; FOSSIL-FUEL POWER PLANTS; NATURAL RADIOACTIVITY; RADIOACTIVE EFFLUENTS; INDUSTRIAL PLANTS; POLONIUM 210; BIOLOGICAL ACCUMULATION; COMPILED DATA; FLY ASH; FOSSIL FUELS; MOLLUSCS; PHOSPHATE MINERALS; RADIOECOLOGICAL CONCENTRATION; RADIONUCLIDE KINETICS; RADON 220; RADON 222; SEAFOOD; SEAS; UPTAKE; AEROSOL WASTES; ALPHA DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; ANIMALS; AQUATIC ORGANISMS; ASHES; COMBUSTION PRODUCTS; DATA; DAYS LIVING RADIOISOTOPES; ECOLOGICAL CONCENTRATION; ENERGY SOURCES; EVEN-EVEN NUCLEI; FISH PRODUCTS; FOOD; FUELS; HEAVY NUCLEI; INFORMATION; INVERTEBRATES; ISOMERIC TRANSITION ISOTOPES; ISOTOPES; MATERIALS; MINERALS; NANOSEC LIVING RADIOISOTOPES; NUCLEI; NUMERICAL DATA; POLONIUM ISOTOPES; POWER PLANTS; RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS; RADIOACTIVE WASTES; RADIOACTIVITY; RADIOISOTOPES; RADON ISOTOPES; RESIDUES; SECONDS LIVING RADIOISOTOPES; SURFACE WATERS; THERMAL POWER PLANTS; WASTES; 540130* - Environment, Atmospheric- Radioactive Materials Monitoring & Transport- (1990-); 540330 - Environment, Aquatic- Radioactive Materials Monitoring & Transport- (1990-); 290300 - Energy Planning & Policy- Environment, Health, & Safety
OSTI ID:
6245695
Country of Origin:
IAEA
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: ISSN 0020-6067; CODEN: IAEBAB
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
Pages: 33-38
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Citation Formats

Baxter, M S. Environmental radioactivity: A perspective on industrial contributions. IAEA: N. p., 1993. Web.
Baxter, M S. Environmental radioactivity: A perspective on industrial contributions. IAEA.
Baxter, M S. 1993. "Environmental radioactivity: A perspective on industrial contributions." IAEA.
@misc{etde_6245695,
title = {Environmental radioactivity: A perspective on industrial contributions}
author = {Baxter, M S}
abstractNote = {This essay aims to show how many non-nuclear industries contributed significantly to natural radioactivity. The examples given include the release of radon-220 and radon-222, as well as other radioisotopes, from the combustion of fossil fuels. Furthermore, edible mussels in the Irish Sea have been found to concentrate polonium-210 from seawater: the original source of the isotope was found to be the waste from a phosphate processing plant. These contributions should be taken into account when the environmental impacts of different industrial activities are compared. 3 tabs.}
journal = {International Atomic Energy Agency Bulletin; (Austria)}
volume = {35:2}
journal type = {AC}
place = {IAEA}
year = {1993}
month = {Jun}
}