radioactive water pollutants

Summary

Summary: Pollutants, present in water or bodies of water, which exhibit radioactivity.

Top Publications

  1. ncbi Naturally occurring radionuclides in materials derived from urban water treatment plants in southeast Queensland, Australia
    Ross Kleinschmidt
    Queensland University of Technology, School of Physical and Chemical Sciences, 2 George Street, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia
    J Environ Radioact 99:607-20. 2008
  2. ncbi Uranium and other natural radionuclides in drinking water and risk of leukemia: a case-cohort study in Finland
    Anssi Auvinen
    STUK Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority, Research and Environmental Surveillance, Helsinki, Finland
    Cancer Causes Control 13:825-9. 2002
  3. pmc The Sequoyah corporation fuels release and the Church Rock spill: unpublicized nuclear releases in American Indian communities
    Doug Brugge
    Department of Public Health and Family Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Mass, USA
    Am J Public Health 97:1595-600. 2007
  4. pmc Rapid dissolution of soluble uranyl phases in arid, mine-impacted catchments near Church Rock, NM
    Jamie L deLemos
    Tufts University School of Engineering, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 42:3951-7. 2008
  5. ncbi Radioactive contamination of bottom sediments in the upper reaches of the Techa river: analysis of the data obtained in 1950 and 1951
    Yury G Mokrov
    Mayak Production Association, 456780 Ozyorsk, Russian Federation
    Radiat Environ Biophys 42:155-68. 2003
  6. ncbi Assessment of current exposure of the population living in the Techa River basin from radioactive releases of the Mayak facility
    Mikhail I Balonov
    Institute of Radiation Hygiene IRH, St Petersburg, Russia
    Health Phys 92:134-47. 2007
  7. ncbi Reconstruction of the radionuclide spectrum of liquid radioactive waste released into the Techa river in 1949-1951
    Yuri G Mokrov
    Mayak Production Association, 456780 Ozyorsk, Russian Federation
    Radiat Environ Biophys 42:7-15. 2003
  8. ncbi Temporal changes in water quality at a childhood leukemia cluster
    Ralph L Seiler
    U S Geological Survey, 333 W Nye Lane, Rm 203, Carson City, Nevada 89706, USA
    Ground Water 42:446-55. 2004
  9. ncbi Protracted radiation exposure and cancer mortality in the Techa River Cohort
    L Yu Krestinina
    Urals Research Center for Radiation Medicine, Chelyabinsk, Russia
    Radiat Res 164:602-11. 2005
  10. ncbi Health risk assessment for uranium in Korean groundwater
    Ye shin Kim
    Department of Preventive Medicine, College of Medicine, Yonsei University, 134 Shinchon dong, Seodaemun gu, Seoul, 120 752, South Korea
    J Environ Radioact 77:77-85. 2004

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Publications223 found, 100 shown here

  1. ncbi Naturally occurring radionuclides in materials derived from urban water treatment plants in southeast Queensland, Australia
    Ross Kleinschmidt
    Queensland University of Technology, School of Physical and Chemical Sciences, 2 George Street, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia
    J Environ Radioact 99:607-20. 2008
    ..The results indicate that, under current water resource exploitation programs, reuse or disposal of the treatment wastes from large scale urban water treatment plants in Australia do not pose a significant radiological risk...
  2. ncbi Uranium and other natural radionuclides in drinking water and risk of leukemia: a case-cohort study in Finland
    Anssi Auvinen
    STUK Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority, Research and Environmental Surveillance, Helsinki, Finland
    Cancer Causes Control 13:825-9. 2002
    ..We assessed the effect of natural uranium and other radionuclides in drinking water on risk of leukemia...
  3. pmc The Sequoyah corporation fuels release and the Church Rock spill: unpublicized nuclear releases in American Indian communities
    Doug Brugge
    Department of Public Health and Family Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Mass, USA
    Am J Public Health 97:1595-600. 2007
    ..More attention should be given to the early stages of the nuclear cycle and their impacts on health and the environment...
  4. pmc Rapid dissolution of soluble uranyl phases in arid, mine-impacted catchments near Church Rock, NM
    Jamie L deLemos
    Tufts University School of Engineering, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 42:3951-7. 2008
    ..These results could have significance for uranium risk assessment as well as mining waste management and cleanup efforts...
  5. ncbi Radioactive contamination of bottom sediments in the upper reaches of the Techa river: analysis of the data obtained in 1950 and 1951
    Yury G Mokrov
    Mayak Production Association, 456780 Ozyorsk, Russian Federation
    Radiat Environ Biophys 42:155-68. 2003
    ..While the present paper is focussed on details of the dosimetric modelling, the implications for the Techa river dosimetry are major. They will be further elucidated in a forthcoming paper...
  6. ncbi Assessment of current exposure of the population living in the Techa River basin from radioactive releases of the Mayak facility
    Mikhail I Balonov
    Institute of Radiation Hygiene IRH, St Petersburg, Russia
    Health Phys 92:134-47. 2007
    ..In order to avoid substantial increases in the dose received by Muslumovo residents, it is expedient to prolong the current policy of restriction of some river-related population activities in this village...
  7. ncbi Reconstruction of the radionuclide spectrum of liquid radioactive waste released into the Techa river in 1949-1951
    Yuri G Mokrov
    Mayak Production Association, 456780 Ozyorsk, Russian Federation
    Radiat Environ Biophys 42:7-15. 2003
    ..They confirm the conclusion that the external doses to the Techa river residents in the critical period up to 1952 were predominantly due to short-lived fission products...
  8. ncbi Temporal changes in water quality at a childhood leukemia cluster
    Ralph L Seiler
    U S Geological Survey, 333 W Nye Lane, Rm 203, Carson City, Nevada 89706, USA
    Ground Water 42:446-55. 2004
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  9. ncbi Protracted radiation exposure and cancer mortality in the Techa River Cohort
    L Yu Krestinina
    Urals Research Center for Radiation Medicine, Chelyabinsk, Russia
    Radiat Res 164:602-11. 2005
    ..2 (CI 95% 1.2; 13) and 6.5 (CI 95% 1.8; 24), respectively. It is estimated that about 2.5% of the solid cancer deaths and 63% of the leukemia deaths are associated with the radiation exposure...
  10. ncbi Health risk assessment for uranium in Korean groundwater
    Ye shin Kim
    Department of Preventive Medicine, College of Medicine, Yonsei University, 134 Shinchon dong, Seodaemun gu, Seoul, 120 752, South Korea
    J Environ Radioact 77:77-85. 2004
    ..However, the concentration of uranium must be monitored periodically and adequate action taken in the few and small areas that contain high uranium levels in groundwater...
  11. ncbi 14C and delta13C characteristics of organic matter and carbonate in saltmarsh sediments from south west Scotland
    A B MacKenzie
    Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre, East Kilbride, Scotland, UK
    J Environ Monit 6:441-7. 2004
    ..The combined use of delta(13)C and (14)C data revealed that organic matter in the marine organic component of the <2 mm fraction of contemporary surface sediments of the saltmarshes is dominated by recycled old organic material...
  12. ncbi Radioecological investigations in shallow bays of the Novaya Zemlya Archipelago in 2002-2005
    O Stepanets
    Vernadsky Institute of Geochemistry and Analytical Chemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences, 19 Kosygina street, Moscow 119991, Russia
    J Environ Radioact 96:130-7. 2007
    ..At one of the sites located in the Stepovoy Bay (137)Cs and (60)Co were detected...
  13. ncbi 90Sr, 137Cs and (239,240)Pu concentration surface water time series in the Pacific and Indian Oceans--WOMARS results
    Pavel P Povinec
    International Atomic Energy Agency, Marine Environment Laboratory, 4 Quai Antoine 1 er, Monte Carlo 98000, Monaco
    J Environ Radioact 81:63-87. 2005
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  14. ncbi Groundwater radon, radium and uranium concentrations in Região dos Lagos, Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil
    R M R Almeida
    Department of Civil Engineering, Universidade Federal Fluminense UFF, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
    J Environ Radioact 73:323-34. 2004
    ..The total annual effective dose for adult due to the water consumption reaches values up to 0.8 mSv...
  15. ncbi Radioactivity in the environment around past radium and uranium mining sites of Portugal
    F P Carvalho
    Instituto Tecnologico e Nuclear, Departamento de Protecção Radiológica e Segurança Nuclear, Estrada Nacional 10, 2686 953 Sacavem, Portugal
    J Environ Radioact 96:39-46. 2007
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  16. ncbi Modelling the transport of radionuclides from land to water
    Lars Håkanson
    Department of Earth Sciences, Uppsala University, Villav 16, 752 36 Uppsala, Sweden
    J Environ Radioact 73:267-87. 2004
    ..3 to 100 microg/l and theoretical water retention times from 0.02 to 137 years). When modelled values were compared to empirical data, the slope was almost perfect (0.99) as well as the coefficient of determination (r2 = 0.96)...
  17. ncbi Changing patterns of radionuclide distribution in Irish Sea subtidal sediments
    David G Jones
    British Geological Survey BGS, Keyworth, Nottingham NG12 5GG, UK
    J Environ Radioact 96:63-74. 2007
    ..The inventory of radionuclides in sandy sediments in the eastern Irish Sea is still under-represented by current sampling, but could be improved by deeper and more extensive vibrocoring...
  18. ncbi Groundwater chemistry of the Okélobondo uraninite deposit area (Oklo, Gabon): two-dimensional reactive transport modelling
    J Salas
    Institute of Earth Sciences Jaume Almera CSIC, LLuis Solé i Sabarís S N, Barcelona 08028, Spain
    J Contam Hydrol 69:115-37. 2004
    ..This control is attributed to the dissolution of a large rhodochrosite, MnCO3(s), and manganite, MnOOH(s) deposit in the recharge area on the eastern side...
  19. ncbi Methods for estimating adsorbed uranium(VI) and distribution coefficients of contaminated sediments
    Matthias Kohler
    Environmental Science and Engineering Division, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado 80401, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 38:240-7. 2004
    ..In-situ KD values calculated from the measured labile U(VI) and the dissolved U(VI) in the Naturita alluvial aquifer agreed within a factor of 3 with in-situ KD values predicted with the NEM and groundwater chemistry at each well...
  20. ncbi Manmade and natural radionuclides in north east Atlantic shelf and slope sediments: Implications for rates of sedimentary processes and for contaminant dispersion
    A B MacKenzie
    Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre, Scottish Enterprise Technology Park, East Kilbride, G75 0QF, Scotland, UK
    Sci Total Environ 369:256-72. 2006
    ..By analogy, it can be concluded that a similar situation will apply to other contaminants in seawater entering the north east Atlantic via the North Channel...
  21. ncbi A biomonitoring plan for assessing potential radionuclide exposure using Amchitka Island in the Aleutian chain of Alaska as a case study
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University, 604 Allison Road, Nelson Hall, Piscataway, NJ 08854 8082, USA
    J Environ Radioact 98:315-28. 2007
    ..This combination of species included mainly subsistence foods, commercial fish, and nodes on different food chains...
  22. ncbi Phosphogypsum amendment effect on radionuclide content in drainage water and marsh soils from southwestern Spain
    Rachid El-Mrabet
    Dpto Física Aplicada I, Univ de Sevilla, EUITA, Ctra Utrera km 1, 41013 Seville, Spain
    J Environ Qual 32:1262-8. 2003
    ..leaves]. No significant levels of radionuclides except 40K were found in the vegetal tissues...
  23. ncbi Effect of temperature on Cs+ sorption and desorption in subsurface sediments at the Hanford Site, U.S.A
    Chongxuan Liu
    Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, Washington 99352, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 37:2640-5. 2003
    ..The kinetics of desorption of the exchangeable pool (which was less than the total adsorbed concentration) were found to be rapid under the conditions studied...
  24. ncbi On an evaluation of external dose values in the Techa River Dosimetry System (TRDS) 2000
    P Jacob
    GSF National Research Center for Environment and Health, Institute of Radiation Protection, 85764 Neuherberg, Germany
    Radiat Environ Biophys 42:169-74. 2003
    ..This study confirms the corresponding value of 26.6 Gy that is used in the Techa River Dosimetry System (TRDS) 2000...
  25. ncbi Colloid formation at waste plume fronts
    Jiamin Wan
    Earth Sciences and Material Science Divisions, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California 94720, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 38:6066-73. 2004
    ..This understanding can help predict the behavior of contaminant trace elements carried by the tank waste solutions and could not have been obtained through conventional batch studies...
  26. ncbi Anisotropic diffusion in layered argillaceous rocks: a case study with Opalinus Clay
    Luc R Van Loon
    Paul Scherrer Institut, CH 5232 Villigen PSI, Switzerland
    Environ Sci Technol 38:5721-8. 2004
    ..The degree of anisotropy is slightly smaller for Opalinus Clay from Mont Terri than from Benken. This is due to the lower overburden pressure in Mont Terri resulting in a lower preferential orientation of the clay platelets...
  27. ncbi A comparative study on the characteristics of radioactivities and negative air ions originating from the minerals in some radon hot springs
    Akihiro Sakoda
    Graduate School of Health Science, Okayama University, Okayama 700 8558, Japan
    Appl Radiat Isot 65:50-6. 2007
    ..In the results, the individual rock structure could contribute to radon leaching because the radon leaching rates were independent of the grain sizes. More negative air ions were generated by the wet rocks than by the dry rocks...
  28. ncbi Post-depositional redistribution and gradual accumulation of 137Cs in a riparian wetland ecosystem in Sweden
    K Stark
    Department of Systems Ecology, SE 106 91 Stockholm University, Sweden
    J Environ Radioact 87:175-87. 2006
    ..Consequently, organisms living in wetlands serving as sinks for (137)Cs may become exposed over long time periods to high activity concentrations...
  29. ncbi Environmental radioactivity measurements in Kastamonu region of northern Turkey
    Erol Kam
    TAEK, Cekmece Nuclear Research and Training Centre, Altinsehir Yolu 5 km, Halkali, 34303 Istanbul, Turkey
    Appl Radiat Isot 65:440-4. 2007
    ..83 microSv. The measurement results obtained in this study indicate that the region has a background radiation level that is within the natural limits and shows no significant departure from the other parts of the country...
  30. ncbi Evaluation of 137Cs fallout from the Chernobyl accident in a forest soil and its impact on Alpine Lake sediments, Mercantour Massif, S.E. France
    S Rezzoug
    Laboratoire de Radiochimie, Sciences Analytiques et Environnement, University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, 28, avenue Valrose, 06108 Nice Cedex 02, France
    J Environ Radioact 85:369-79. 2006
    ..Thus the 137Cs external exposure impact was evaluated at 2 mSvy(-1) for 2002 in the most contaminated point...
  31. ncbi Natural radioactivity in groundwater and estimates of committed effective dose due to water ingestion in the state of Chihuahua (Mexico)
    L Villalba
    Centro de Investigacion en Materiales Avanzados, S C Miguel de Cervantes 120, Complejo Industrial Chihuahua, Chihuahua, C P 31109, Chih, Mexico
    Radiat Prot Dosimetry 121:148-57. 2006
    ..In Aldama and Chihuahua cities the average and many individual wells showed activity concentration values of uranium exceeding the Mexican norm of drinking water quality...
  32. ncbi Investigating Pu and U isotopic compositions in sediments: a case study in Lake Obuchi, Rokkasho Village, Japan using sector-field ICP-MS and ICP-QMS
    Jian Zheng
    Nakaminato Laboratory for Marine Radioecology, National Institute of Radiological Sciences, Hitachinaka, Ibaraki, Japan
    J Environ Monit 7:792-7. 2005
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  33. ncbi Radionuclides in marine fishes and birds from Amchitka and Kiska Islands in the Aleutians: establishing a baseline
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ 08854 8082, USA
    Health Phys 92:265-79. 2007
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  34. ncbi Radioactivity of the Bega sediment-case study of a contaminated canal
    I Bikit
    Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, University of Novi Sad, Trg Dositeja Obradovica 4, 21000 Novi Sad, Serbia and Montenegro, Yugoslavia
    Appl Radiat Isot 63:261-6. 2005
    ..The origin of this contamination is discussed. No traces of contamination by nuclear power plants in the region were found, while the presence of technologically enhanced, natural occurring radioactive materials (TENORM) was proved...
  35. ncbi Investigations of contaminated fluvial sediment deposits: merging of statistical and geomorphic approaches
    Randall T Ryti
    Neptune and Company, Inc, 1505 15th Street, Suite B, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87544, USA
    Environ Manage 35:632-48. 2005
    ..Simple, one-dimensional Monte Carlo simulations were used to estimate uncertainty in contaminant inventory. We also show how one can use stratified random sampling theory to help estimate uncertainty in mean contaminant concentrations...
  36. ncbi Characterization of U/Pu particles originating from the nuclear weapon accidents at Palomares, Spain, 1966 and Thule, Greenland, 1968
    O C Lind
    Isotope Laboratory, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, P O Box 5003, 1432 As, Norway
    Sci Total Environ 376:294-305. 2007
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  37. ncbi Elevated concentrations of primordial radionuclides in sediments from the Reedy River and surrounding creeks in Simpsonville, South Carolina
    Brian A Powell
    Clemson University, Department of Environmental Engineering and Science, 342 Computer Court, Clemson, SC 29634 0919, USA
    J Environ Radioact 94:121-8. 2007
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  38. ncbi Characterization of uranium and plutonium containing particles originating from the nuclear weapons accident in Thule, Greenland, 1968
    O C Lind
    Isotope Laboratory, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Norwegian 10 University of Life Sciences, P O Box 5003, N 1432 As, Norway
    J Environ Radioact 81:21-32. 2005
    ..U was found to be in oxidation state IV whereas Pu apparently is a mixture of Pu(III) and Pu(IV). As previous assessments are based on PuO2 only, revisions should be made, taking Pu(III) into account...
  39. ncbi Radioactive contamination of the Balchug (Upper Yenisey) floodplain, Russia in relation to sedimentation processes and geomorphology
    V G Linnik
    Vernadsky Institute of Geochemistry and Analytical Chemistry, Kosygin Street 19, 117975, Moscow, Russia
    Sci Total Environ 339:233-51. 2005
    ..Lithological analysis combined with radiometric assay indicates a total 137Cs floodplain inventory of 33.7 GBq...
  40. ncbi Modeling 137Cs migration processes in lake sediments
    Victoria Putyrskaya
    Hochschule Ravensburg Weingarten, University of Applied Sciences, D 88250 Weingarten, Germany
    J Environ Radioact 96:54-62. 2007
    ..The results of an optimization process can produce the sedimentation rate and (137)Cs distribution coefficients which determine the uptake of activity into the sediment and also the retarded diffusion within the sediment...
  41. ncbi The current content of artificial radionuclides in the water of the Tobol-Irtysh river system (from the mouth of the Iset River to the confluence with the Ob River)
    Alexander I Nikitin
    SI RPA Typhoon of the Roshydromet, 82, Lenin Avenue, Obninsk, Kaluga Region 249038, Russia
    J Environ Radioact 96:138-43. 2007
    ..It is shown that the impact of "Mayak" PA waste transport by (90)Sr is distinctly traced as far as the area of the Irtysh and Ob confluence...
  42. ncbi Naturally occurring radionuclides in community water supplies of New York state
    Michael E Kitto
    Wadsworth Center, New York State Department of Health, P O Box 509, Albany, NY 12201, USA
    Health Phys 88:253-60. 2005
    ..Based on the mean concentrations in the measured water supplies, the radioactive dose due to ingestion of 226Ra, 228Ra, and uranium is about 27 microSv y(-1), respectively, with 228Ra alone producing half of the dose...
  43. ncbi Anomalously high levels of uranium and other naturally occurring radionuclides in private wells in the piedmont region of South Carolina
    Lara D Hughes
    Clemson University, Department of Environmental Engineering and Science, Clemson, SC 29634 0919, USA
    Health Phys 88:248-52. 2005
    ..8 mBq L(-1) and the 222Rn levels ranged from 62 to 1,510 Bq L(-1). The 210Pb concentrations ranged from < MDC to 844 mBq L(-1)...
  44. ncbi Uranium, radium and radon exhalation studies in geological samples belonging to some areas of punjab, using track etching technique
    Surinder Singh
    Department of Physics, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, India
    J Environ Sci Eng 47:85-90. 2005
    ..These values are also lower than those reported by Singh et al. for the rocks belonging to uranium and copper mines of Bihar...
  45. ncbi A modelling study on 137Cs and 239,240Pu behaviour in the Alborán Sea, western Mediterranean
    R Periáñez
    Departamento Fisica Aplicada I, E U Ingeniería Técnica Agrícola, Universidad de Sevilla, Ctra, Utrera km 1, 41013 Sevilla, Spain
    J Environ Radioact 99:694-715. 2008
    ..Both set of data are, in general, in agreement. The model has also been applied to calculate radionuclide fluxes through the Strait of Gibraltar. These computed fluxes have been compared with previous estimations as well...
  46. ncbi Radioactivity levels in major French rivers: summary of monitoring chronicles acquired over the past thirty years and current status
    Frédérique Eyrolle
    Institut de Radioprotection et de Surete Nucleaire, Department for the Environment and Response, Continental and Marine Radioecological Research Laboratory, Centre de Cadarache, BP 3, Saint Paul lez Durance, 13115, France
    J Environ Monit 10:800-11. 2008
    ..However, non gamma emitters released by nuclear industries, such as (3)H, may lead to artificial activity levels 2 to 20 times higher than natural levels...
  47. ncbi Current contamination by 137Cs and 90Sr of the inhabited part of the Techa river basin in the Urals
    V N Shutov
    Research Institute of Radiation Hygiene, St Petersburg, Russia
    J Environ Radioact 61:91-109. 2002
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  48. ncbi An Overview of 137Cs Contamination in a Southeastern Swamp Environment
    Peter D Fledderman
    Environmental Services Section, Savannah River Site, Aiken, SC 29808, USA
    Health Phys 93:S160-4. 2007
    ..Initial survey results indicated maximum Cs concentrations of 19.5 Bq g in soil and 8.7 Bq g in vegetation. By the 2004-2005 surveys, maximum concentrations had declined to 1-2 Bq g in soil and 0.4 Bq g in vegetation...
  49. ncbi Leachability of radionuclides from cement-solidified waste form produced at Korean nuclear power plant
    Jae Min Lee
    Department of Nuclear Engineering, Kyunghee University, Kiheung, Yongin kyunggi, Korea
    J Environ Sci Health A Tox Hazard Subst Environ Eng 37:201-12. 2002
    ..Averaged leachability indexes were 8.6 for cesium and 11.4 for cobalt. Compressive strength after leach/ immersion test was 7.34 MPa for the sample immersed in simulated seawater and 8.34MPa for the sample immersed in deionized water...
  50. ncbi [The main radionuclides and dose formation in fish of the Chernobyl NPP exclusion zone]
    D I Gudkov
    Radiats Biol Radioecol 48:48-58. 2008
    ..Now about 90% of internal dose rate of fish from closed aquatic ecosystems within the Chernobyl NPP exclusion zone is caused by 90Sr incorporation...
  51. ncbi Uranium series disequilibria in ground waters from a fractured bedrock aquifer (Morungaba Granitoids--Southern Brazil): implications to the hydrochemical behavior of dissolved U and Ra
    Erika Reyes
    Departamento de Geofísica, Instituto de Astronomia, Geofísica e Ciências Atmosféricas, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Rua do Matao, 1226, CEP 05508 090 São Paulo, SP, Brazil
    Appl Radiat Isot 66:1531-42. 2008
    ..Slightly acidic ground water percolation through heterogeneous host rock, associated with different recharge processes, may explain uranium and radium isotope behavior...
  52. ncbi Determination and analysis of sorption of 137Cs to soils in Hong Kong reservoir
    C K Man
    Department of Applied Physics, the Hong Kong Polytechnic Unilersity, Hung Hom, Kowloon
    Environ Pollut 117:357-64. 2002
    ..For constant initial water activity concentration and slurry ratio, percent sorption increased with decreasing size of soil particles. A simple logistic model was developed to explain some of the findings...
  53. ncbi Transfer and behaviour of 137Cs in two Finnish lakes and their catchments
    Ritva Saxén
    STUK Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority, PO Box 14, FIN 00881 Helsinki, Finland
    Sci Total Environ 394:349-60. 2008
    ..Perch and pike were more efficient accumulators of caesium than the best indicators among the aquatic plants. In the terrestrial environment, caesium was most effectively accumulated by mushrooms...
  54. ncbi Radionuclides as indicators of sediment transport in agricultural watersheds that drain to Lake Erie
    Gerald Matisoff
    Department of Geological Sciences, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH 44106, USA
    J Environ Qual 31:62-72. 2002
    ..The transport distances are long relative to the lengths of the stream channel and indicate that erosion control methods implemented in the watershed should be reflected quickly in downstream waters...
  55. ncbi Isolation of Pu-isotopes from environmental samples using ion chromatography for accelerator mass spectrometry and alpha spectrometry
    E Chamizo
    Centro Nacional de Aceleradores CNA, Avda Thomas A Edison, 41092 Sevilla, Spain
    Anal Chim Acta 606:239-45. 2008
    ..Some samples prepared with TEVA resins were measured as well by AMS. As it is shown in the text, there is a comfortable agreement between AS and AMS, which adequately validates the method...
  56. ncbi Watershed wash-off of atmospherically deposited radionuclides: review of the fluxes and their evolution with time
    L Garcia-Sanchez
    Laboratory of Environmental Modelling, IRSN, Centre de Cadarache, bât 159, BP 3, F 13115 Saint Paul lez Durance Cedex, France
    J Environ Radioact 99:563-73. 2008
    ..In some cases, the influence of wash-off conditions should be clarified to propose narrower parameter intervals for practical assessments...
  57. ncbi Radioisotope contaminations from releases of the Tomsk-Seversk nuclear facility (Siberia, Russia)
    F Gauthier-Lafaye
    Centre de Geochimie de la Surface, EOST, CNRS ULP, 1 rue Blessig, 67083 Strasbourg, France
    J Environ Radioact 99:680-93. 2008
    ..It is estimated that the proportion of plutonium from SCC source can reach 45% for 239Pu and 60% for 241Pu in the sediments...
  58. ncbi A 'weighted' 137Cs inventory calculation of Reservoir 11, Mayak P.A., Russia with the novel use of remotely sensed information and sample data in a GIS
    A M Borghuis
    Sci Total Environ 291:155-65. 2002
    ..The resulting inventory estimate for Reservoir 11, is a factor 4-10 lower than earlier calculations. Analysis of the uncertainty in the calculations has been carried out and provides support for the integrity of the new method...
  59. ncbi Preliminary 3-D site-scale studies of radioactive colloid transport in the unsaturated zone at Yucca Mountain, Nevada
    G J Moridis
    Earth Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
    J Contam Hydrol 60:251-86. 2003
    ..The importance of diffusion as a retardation mechanism increases with a decreasing colloid size, but appears to be minimal in large colloids...
  60. ncbi A probabilistic approach to obtaining limiting estimates of radionuclide concentration in biota
    Kathryn A Higley
    Oregon State University, Department of Nuclear Engineering, Corvallis, OR 97331 5902, USA
    J Environ Radioact 66:75-87. 2003
    ..The kinetic/allometric approach combined with a parameter uncertainty analysis provides a needed method to estimate concentration factors across multiple species with limited input data...
  61. ncbi Radionuclide contamination of sediment deposits in the Ob and Yenisey estuaries and areas of the Kara Sea
    W J F Standring
    Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority, Grini Naeringspark 13, P O Box 55, N 1332 Østerås, Norway
    J Environ Radioact 99:665-79. 2008
    ..However, the aggregate contamination from different sources is not radioecologically significant in sediments within the study area, maximum Cs-137 levels being approximately 80 Bq kg(-1) dry weight...
  62. ncbi [The radioactive contamination dynamics of water body ecosystems of different types in the Chernobyl atomic station alienation zone in Belarus]
    A P Golubev
    Radiats Biol Radioecol 47:322-32. 2007
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  63. ncbi Assessment of spatial variation of cesium-137 in small catchments
    Marcel van der Perk
    Utrecht Centre for Environment and Landscape Dynamics UCEL, Faculty of Geographical Sciences, Utrecht University, P O Box 80115, 2508 TC Utrecht, The Netherlands
    J Environ Qual 31:1930-9. 2002
    ..Besides erosion and deposition processes, the initial pattern of 137Cs deposition, floodplain sedimentation, and short-range spatial variation were identified as the major sources of spatial variation of the 137Cs inventory...
  64. ncbi Evaluation of tritiated water diffusion through the Toarcian clayey formation of the Tournemire experimental site (France)
    S Motellier
    Commissariat a l Energie Atomique, C E Grenoble, DRT LITEN SAT, 17 rue des Martyrs, 38054 Grenoble Cedex 9, France
    J Contam Hydrol 94:99-108. 2007
    ..On the contrary, a significant decrease of this transport parameter was induced by the occurrence of a pre-existing tectonic fracture, which was assigned to the dense structure of the filling phases...
  65. pmc Grand rounds: nephrotoxicity in a young child exposed to uranium from contaminated well water
    H Sonali Magdo
    Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, Pomona, California, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 115:1237-41. 2007
    ..Families that rely on private wells are thus at risk of exposure to a variety of unmeasured contaminants...
  66. ncbi Identifying the sources of subsurface contamination at the Hanford Site in Washington using high-precision uranium isotopic measurements
    John N Christensen
    Center for Isotope Geochemistry, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 1 Cyclotron Road, MS 70A4418, Berkeley, California 94720, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 38:3330-7. 2004
    ..The time evolution of the groundwater plume suggests an average U migration rate of approximately 0.7-0.8 m/day showing slight retardation relative to a groundwater flow of approximately 1 m/day...
  67. ncbi Uncertainty and power at low levels of incurred radiation dose
    M Wilson
    Ecological Statistics, University of Georgia, Savannah River Ecology Lab, PO Drawer E, Aiken, SC 9802, USA
    J Radiol Prot 25:51-66. 2005
    ..We argue that it is best practice to obtain information as complete as possible from the available sample of individuals...
  68. ncbi The development of a spatially explicit model to estimate radiocaesium body burdens in raccoons (Procyon lotor) for ecological risk assessment
    Karen F Gaines
    University of South Carolina, Norman J Arnold School of Public Health, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Sci Total Environ 341:15-31. 2005
    ..This modelling effort provides a template for DOE managed lands and other large government facilities to establish a framework for site-specific ecological assessments that use wildlife species as endpoints...
  69. ncbi Size-fractionated plutonium isotopes in a coastal environment
    M H Dai
    Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA 02543, USA
    J Environ Radioact 53:9-25. 2001
    ..The activity levels are in agreement with other studies which show a slow decrease in Pu with time due to continued mixing and relatively slow particle removal...
  70. ncbi Field evaluation of the effects of water table fluctuations on soil radon gas emanations
    Douglas G Mose
    Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA 22030, USA
    J Environ Sci Health A Tox Hazard Subst Environ Eng 43:1071-6. 2008
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  71. ncbi Study of 222Rn concentrations in drinking water in the north-eastern hydroregions of Poland
    M Zalewski
    Medical School, Department of Biophysics, Bialystok, Mickiewicza 2A St, Pl.-15-230 Bialystok, Poland
    J Environ Radioact 53:167-73. 2001
    ..In 57 water samples, a guideline maximum level of 11,000 Bq m-3 was found to be exceeded. The observed radon concentration in water can contribute to a 2% increase in indoor radon concentration...
  72. ncbi Distribution of uranium contamination in weathered fractured saprolite/shale and ground water
    D H Phillips
    Environmental Engineering Research Centre, School of Planning, Architecture, and Civil Engineering, Queen s University of Belfast, Belfast BT9 5AG, Northern Ireland, UK
    J Environ Qual 35:1715-30. 2006
    ..These characteristics of the transition zone produce an interval with a high flux of contaminants that could be targeted for remediation...
  73. ncbi (137)Cs, (239,240)Pu and (241)Am in bottom sediments and surface water of Lake Päijänne, Finland
    M Lusa
    Laboratory of Radiochemistry, University of Helsinki, Finland
    J Environ Radioact 100:468-76. 2009
    ..95+/-0.01% of the total (239,240)Pu activity in the bottom sediments. The average total (137)Cs activity of sediment profiles was 100+/-15kBq/m(2) and 19.3+/-1.4Bq/m(3) in water samples...
  74. ncbi Drinking water and women's health
    Brenda M Afzal
    Environmental Health Education Center, University of Maryland School of Nursing, USA
    J Midwifery Womens Health 51:12-8. 2006
    ..Several chemical, microbial, and radionuclide contaminants of particular concern to women and children are discussed. Short- and long-term tap water alternatives are suggested for when tap water is deemed unsuitable for use...
  75. ncbi The measurements of radon concentrations in drinking water and the Yeşilirmak River water in the area of Amasya in Turkey
    F Oner
    Faculty of Education, Department of Physics, Amasya University, Amasya, Turkey
    Radiat Prot Dosimetry 133:223-6. 2009
    ..32 Bq l(-1), 0.39 +/- 0.19 to 1.17 +/- 0.21 Bq l(-1) and 0.28 +/- 0.04 to 1.08 +/- 0.30 Bq l(-1), respectively. From these data, the average effective dose equivalent from radon in tap water has been estimated as 5.87 microSv y(-1)...
  76. ncbi Photochemical oxidation of iodized X-ray contrast media (XRC) in hospital wastewater
    M Sprehe
    , Technical University Clausthal, Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Germany
    Water Sci Technol 44:317-23. 2001
    ..Experiments showed that a recycling of elemental iodine from the exhaust gas is technically and economically possible...
  77. ncbi Estimation of radiation doses to members of the public in Italy from intakes of some important naturally occurring radionuclides (238U, 234U, 235U, 226Ra, 228Ra, 224Ra and (210)Po) in drinking water
    Guogang Jia
    Agency for Environmental Protection and for Technical Services, Via V Brancati 48, 00144 Roma, Italy
    Appl Radiat Isot 65:849-57. 2007
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  78. ncbi Exposure of biota in the cooling pond of Ignalina NPP: hydrophytes
    T Nedveckaite
    Institute of Physics, Radiation Protection, Savanoriu Avenue 231, LT 02053 Vilnius, Lithuania
    J Environ Radioact 97:137-47. 2007
    ..04 microGyh(-1), whereas the external exposure was 0.069 microGyh(-1). The presented data deeper the knowledge about the concentration of radionuclides and submerged hydrophytes' exposure dose rates in European freshwater ecosystems...
  79. ncbi Radon exposure at drinking water supply plants in Slovenia
    Janja Vaupotic
    J Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Health Phys 83:901-6. 2002
    ..5 mSv at 6 places, and of 0.6-3.0 mSv at the others. In addition, at each plant water was analyzed for 222Rn and 226Ra and ranges of 0.5-33 kBq x m(-3) and 5-34 Bq x m(-3), respectively, were obtained...
  80. ncbi Radiochemical characterisation, heavy metal determination and morphologic evolution of coastal sediments in the Ravenna area (Italy)
    Sandro Degetto
    ICIS CNR Area della Ricerca, Corso Stati Uniti 4, 1 35100 Padova, Italy
    Ann Chim 93:199-208. 2003
    ..2) Characteristion of sedimentary horizons by radiodating. 3)Magnetic susceptibility profiling. 4) Determination of some heavy metals (Cu, Pb, Zn, Cd) by anodic stripping voltammetry...
  81. ncbi 239+240Pu and 137Cs concentrations for zooplankton and nekton in the Northwest Pacific and Antarctic Oceans (1993-1996)
    G H Hong
    Korea Ocean Research and Development Institute, Marine Biogeochemistry and Isotopes, Seoul
    Mar Pollut Bull 44:660-5. 2002
    ..Some additional measurements of 137Cs in fish are also reported here to complement existing databases and for future reference in the regional marine environmental radioactivity monitoring effort...
  82. ncbi Radioactivity in municipal wastewater and its behavior in biological treatment
    U Ipek
    University of Firat, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Environmental Engineering, 23119 Elazig, Turkey
    Bull Environ Contam Toxicol 72:319-25. 2004
  83. ncbi Bioaccumulation of 137Cs in pelagic food webs in the Norwegian and Barents Seas
    Hilde Elise Heldal
    Institute of Marine Research, PO Box 1870 Nordnes, N 5817 Bergen, Norway
    J Environ Radioact 65:177-85. 2003
    ..representing the lower level of the food web. The Concentration Factors (CF=Bq kg(-1) wet weight/Bq l(-1) seawater) increased from 10+/-3 for a mixed sample of krill and amphipods to 165+/-5 for harbour porpoises...
  84. ncbi Abnormal high natural radium concentration in surface waters
    D C Lauria
    Instituto de Radioprotecao e Dosimetria, Comissao Nacional de Energia Nuclear, Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    J Environ Radioact 61:159-68. 2002
    ..Both factors combined allow relatively low mobility of thorium, but, on the other hand, a relatively high mobility of radium and LREEs...
  85. ncbi Assessment of the multimedia mitigation of radon in New York
    Michael E Kitto
    Wadsworth Center, New York State Department of Health, PO Box 509, Albany, NY 12201, USA
    Health Phys 92:449-55. 2007
    ..The implementation of a MMM program in New York would result in an overall reduction in the health risk associated with exposure to radon...
  86. ncbi In situ bioreduction of technetium and uranium in a nitrate-contaminated aquifer
    J D Istok
    Department of Civil Engineering, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon 97331, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 38:468-75. 2004
    ..g., Geobacter). The results demonstrate that it is possible to stimulate the simultaneous bioreduction of U(VI) and Tc(VII) mixtures commonly found with NO3- co-contamination at radioactive waste sites...
  87. ncbi Uranium-238 and thorium-232 series concentrations in soil, radon-222 indoor and drinking water concentrations and dose assessment in the city of Aldama, Chihuahua, Mexico
    L Colmenero Sujo
    Centro de Investigacion en Materiales Avanzados, S C, Complejo Industrial Chihuahua, Miguel de Cervantes 120, Chihuahua, 31109 Chih, Mexico
    J Environ Radioact 77:205-19. 2004
    ..The estimated annual effective dose of gamma radiation from the soil and radon inhalation was 3.83 mSv...
  88. ncbi Distribution of 90Sr in coastal seawater, sediments and organisms off two atomic power stations in Korea
    Han Soeb Yan
    Department of Oceanography, Pukyong National University, Pusan, South Korea
    J Environ Radioact 59:105-12. 2002
    ..The enrichment of 90Sr in fish (5.5 +/- 2.6 mBq/kg, n = 5) and shellfish (7.1 +/- 1.2 mBq/kg, n = 2) was much lower than that in seaweed (57 +/- 33 mBq/kg, n = 5)...
  89. ncbi U(VI) adsorption to heterogeneous subsurface media: application of a surface complexation model
    Mark O Barnett
    Department of Civil Engineering, Auburn University, Alabama 36849, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 36:937-42. 2002
    ..Experiments at constant CO2 partial pressure may not be representative of the conditions present in the subsurface, and a constant carbonate concentration does not always result in decreased U(VI) adsorption at higher pH values...
  90. ncbi Environmental conditions for the formation of insoluble Tc in water ponds located above paddy fields
    Nobuyoshi Ishii
    Office of Biospheric Assessment for Waste Disposal, National Institute of Radiological Sciences, 4 9 1 Anagawa, Inage Ku, Chiba shi 263 8555, Japan
    J Environ Radioact 99:965-72. 2008
    ..The results suggested that insoluble Tc in the water ponds above paddy fields was caused by bacteria, which were shown to couple the oxidation of formate to the reduction of Tc(VII) during anaerobic respiration...
  91. ncbi Superficial groundwater contamination by artificial radionuclides by the nuclear site of Saluggia (Vercelli, Italy): radiological monitoring activities
    Laura Porzio
    ARPA Piemonte, Centro regionale Radiazioni Ionizzanti e non Ionizzanti Radiazioni Ionizzanti, Monitoraggio e controllo dei siti nucleari Via Trino 89, 13100 Vercelli, Italy
    Radiat Prot Dosimetry 137:300-5. 2009
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  92. ncbi Degradation of tetraphenylphosphonium bromide at high pH and its effect on radionuclide solubility
    S Aldridge
    Centre for Environmental Studies, Department of Chemistry, Loughborough University, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3TU, UK
    Chemosphere 66:672-6. 2007
    ..These results were used to support the use of TPPB in removing technetium from some waste streams...
  93. ncbi Contamination of the southern Baltic Sea with 137Cs and 90Sr over the period 2000-2004
    T Zalewska
    Institute of Meteorology and Water Management, Maritime Branch, Waszyngtona 42, 81 342 Gdynia, Poland
    J Environ Radioact 91:1-14. 2006
    ..7Bq/m(3) in 2004. The annual fluvial (137)Cs fluxes from the Vistula river were also estimated. In 2000, the (137)Cs load from Vistula was of an order of 0.15TBq/year, and in 2004 0.05TBq/year...
  94. ncbi Challenges in radioecology
    Brit Salbu
    Isotope Laboratory, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, As, Norway
    J Environ Radioact 100:1086-91. 2009
    ..Thus, challenges associated with the links between the source or release term - radionuclide speciation - ecosystem transfer - exposure - response relationships are highlighted...
  95. ncbi Estimation of uranium and radon concentration in some drinking water samples of Upper Siwaliks, India
    Joga Singh
    Department of Physics, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar 143 005, India
    Environ Monit Assess 154:15-22. 2009
    ..The values of uranium and radon concentration in water were compared with that from the adjoining areas of Punjab state, India...
  96. ncbi A compartmental model of uranium in human hair for protracted ingestion of natural uranium in drinking water
    W B Li
    Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen German Research Center for Environmental Health, Institute of Radiation Protection, Neuherberg D 85764, Germany
    Health Phys 96:636-45. 2009
    ..The model developed in this study applies to ingestion intakes of uranium...
  97. ncbi Natural radionuclides in Austrian mineral water and their sequential measurement by fast methods
    Gabriele Wallner
    University of Vienna, Institut fur Anorganische Chemie, Wahringerstrasse 42, A 1090 Vienna, Austria
    J Environ Radioact 99:1090-4. 2008
    ..1 mSv/a given in the EC Drinking Water Directive as a maximum dose. The dominant portion of the committed effective dose was due to the radium isotopes; the dose from (228)Ra in most samples clearly exceeded the dose from (226)Ra...
  98. ncbi Adsorption of uranium from aqueous solution on heat and acid treated sepiolites
    Ayben Kilislioglu
    Istanbul University, Department of Chemistry, Avcilar, 34320 Istanbul, Turkey
    Appl Radiat Isot 68:2016-9. 2010
    ..75 and 12.12 kJ/mol, respectively). Simple physical attractions were the driving force for adsorption on HCl and H(2)SO(4) treated ones (6.62 and 6.87 kJ/mol, respectively)...
  99. ncbi Application of a magnetic extraction technique to assess radionuclide-mineral association in Cumbrian shoreline sediments
    David McCubbin
    Lowestoft Laboratory, The Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science Cefas, Pakefield Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk NR33 OHT, UK
    J Environ Radioact 77:111-31. 2004
    ..However, it may be an important factor in governing Pu redox and redissolution behaviour...
  100. ncbi New data on the content of tritium in a tributary of the Yenisei River
    A Ya Bolsunovsky
    Institute of Biophysics, Siberian Division, Russian Academy of Sciences, Akademgorodok, Krasnoyarsk, 660036 Russia
    Dokl Biol Sci 385:380-3. 2002
  101. ncbi "Transuranium radionuclide pollution in the waters of the la Maddalena National Marine Park": burden of proof inadequate for the conclusions
    P Kershaw
    J Environ Radioact 87:130-1; author reply 132-4. 2006

Research Grants3

  1. Estrogenic activity of uranium in vitro and in vivo
    CHERYL DYER; Fiscal Year: 2007
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  2. Appl.& Environ.Microbiol.Gordon Research Conference
    Judy Wall; Fiscal Year: 2003
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  3. Language, Literacy, Culture: Communication of Health Concepts
    DOUGLAS BRUGGE; Fiscal Year: 2006
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