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Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry

, Volume 138, Issue 2, pp 385–406 | Cite as

History of plutonium composition of fallout in the Northeastern U.S. from contemporary measurements

  • P. W. Krey
  • M. Heit
  • H. D. Livingston
  • K. M. Miller
Article

Abstract

The analyses of lake sediments from the northeastern U.S. provide depositional histories of137Cs and239+240Pu from both global fallout and fallout from the Nevada Test Site (NTS) detonations in the 1950's. These results provide an independent verification and extension of the temporal trend of the240Pu/239Pu atom ration of global fallout to earlier times. This data supports the findings of other studies of fallout in the atmospheric and marine environment.

Keywords

Physical Chemistry Inorganic Chemistry Marine Environment Early Time Plutonium 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. W. Krey
    • 1
  • M. Heit
    • 1
  • H. D. Livingston
    • 2
  • K. M. Miller
    • 1
  1. 1.Environmental Measurements LaboratoryU.S. Department of EnergyNew York
  2. 2.Department of ChemistryWoods Hole Oceanography InstitutionWoods Hole

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