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Radioactivity in environmental samples taken in the Sellafield and Ravenglass areas of West Cumbria, 1977-1982.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6729443     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Terrestrial foodstuffs and other materials of agricultural importance have been analyzed for fission products and actinides discharged in waste from the Sellafield processing works in west Cumbria . Results obtained between 1977 and 1982 are summarized and it is concluded that the internal radiation exposure of the general public due to consumption of locally produced food in no instance amounts to more than a small fraction of recommended limits. Deposition of seaborne sediment is shown to be the main route by which radionuclides of Sellafield origin reach grazing land bordering a nearby tidal estuary.
Authors:
W R Bradford; E J Curtis; D S Popplewell
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Science of the total environment     Volume:  35     ISSN:  0048-9697     ISO Abbreviation:  Sci. Total Environ.     Publication Date:  1984 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-07-23     Completed Date:  1984-07-23     Revised Date:  2003-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0330500     Medline TA:  Sci Total Environ     Country:  NETHERLANDS    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  267-83     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Americium / analysis
Animals
Cattle
Cesium Radioisotopes / analysis
England
Food Contamination, Radioactive / analysis*
Fruit / analysis
Meat / analysis
Milk / analysis
Nuclear Reactors
Plutonium / analysis
Poaceae / analysis
Radioactive Waste
Sheep
Strontium Radioisotopes / analysis
Vegetables / analysis
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Cesium Radioisotopes; 0/Radioactive Waste; 0/Strontium Radioisotopes; 7440-07-5/Plutonium; 7440-35-9/Americium

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