Fate of Some Common Radionuclides Found in Dardanelle Lake

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Vol: 33, Issue: 1, Page: 25-27

Publication Year:
1979
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http://scholarworks.uark.edu/jaas/vol33/iss1/11
Author(s):
Chittenden, David M., II
Tags:
Radiochemistry
article description
Four factors influence the concentrations of radionuclides in Dardanelle Lake water: injections due to fallout and discharge from Nuclear I coupled with losses due to decay, to dilution and to sedimentation. It is possible to estimate the first three factors and to measure monthly changes in the concentrations of Sr-89, Ce-141, Cs-137, Co-38, Ce-144, and Sr-90 - Y-90 during periods when the concentrations of these nuclides are abnormally high (after large releases or the Chinese weapons tests) or abnormally low (during reactor refueling).