Document Details


Title:
RADIOCESIUM IN PLANTS GROWN ON RONGELAP ATOLL SOILS ( DRAFT REPORT )
Subject Terms:
BRAVO EVENT; CASTLE OPERATION; PLANTS; SOILS; NITROGEN; POTASSIUM; PHOSPHORUS; CESIUM 137; RESEARCH PROGRAMS; DIAGRAMS; ACTIVITY LEVELS
Document Location:
Location - NNSA/NSO Nuclear Testing Archive Address - P.O. Box 98521 City - Las Vegas State - NV Zip - 89193-8521 Phone - (702)794-5106 Fax - (702)862-4240 Email - CIC@NV.DOE.GOV
Document Type:
REPORT
Publication Date:
1954 Dec 31
Declassification Status:
Never classified
Document Pages:
0011
Accession Number:
NV0050047
Originating Research Org.:
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON, APPLIED FISHERIES LABORA
OpenNet Entry Date:
1994 Aug 26
Description/Abstract:
TOMATO AND SQUASH PLANTS WERE GROWN IN GREENHOUSE POT CULTURES USING SOIL FROM RONGELAP ATOLL, WHICH RECEIVED FALLOUT CONTAMINATION IN 195 4. THE TREATMENTS INVOLVED VARIOUS COMBINATIONS OF N, P AND K. ALL F ERTILIZER TREATMENTS MARKETEDLY REDUCED THE CONTENT OF CS-137 IN THE T ISSUE. ALSO REPORTED ARE THE RESULTS OF A FIELD EXPERIMENT ON RONGELA P ISLAND IN WHICH FERTILIZATION WITH KC1 AT LEAST TEMPORARILY REDUCED THE CONTENT OF CS-137 IN A NATIVE GRASS. POTASSIUM AND CS-137 CONTENT S OF FOLIAR SAMPLES OF SEVERAL WOODY SPECIES COLLECTED ON RONGELAP ISL AND ARE ALSO INCLUDED. IN THE MOST COMMON PATTERN, K AND CS-137 CONTE NTS OF THE UPPER FOLIAGE WERE HIGHER THAN THOSE OF THE LOWER LEAVES, BUT ONE SPECIES CONSISTENTLY SHOWED HIGHER K BUT LOWER CS-137 IN THE UPPER FOLIAGE. LOW K STATUS OF THE SOIL AND DIFFERENCES IN MOBILITY WITHIN THE PLANT MAY EXPLAIN THESE PATTERNS.


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