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Natural radioactivity enhancement by human activities in rivers of the southwest of Spain

Abstract

The occurrence of anomalous enhancements of U-isotope activities in the surrounding environment of a phosphate fertilizer factory complex at the southwest of Spain has been established. It seems that significant amounts of U, released by such industries, are being accumulated in the environment, which may substantially contribute to the collective radiation dose received by the local population.

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Martínez-Aguirre, A., García-León, M. Natural radioactivity enhancement by human activities in rivers of the southwest of Spain. Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry Letters 155, 97–106 (1991). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02165063

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Keywords

  • Radiation
  • Phosphate
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Human Activity