Produced Water pp 293-302 | Cite as

Radium Concentration Factors and Their Use in Health and Environmental Risk Assessment

  • A. F. Meinhold
  • L. D. Hamilton
Part of the Environmental Science Research book series (ESRH, volume 46)

Abstract

Produced waters discharged to coastal and offshore waters can contain high levels of radium (Snavely, 1989). Radium is known to be taken up by aquatic animals, and tends to accumulate in bone, shell and exoskeleton. The biological uptake of radium by aquatic animals is of concern because of the potential for: (1) dose to aquatic animals from accumulated radium and the effects on individual animals, populations and ecosystems; and (2) increased cancer risk to people from ingestion of radium in food.

Keywords

Petroleum Uranium Radium Radionuclide Barium 

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. F. Meinhold
    • 1
  • L. D. Hamilton
    • 1
  1. 1.Brookhaven National LaboratoryUptonUSA

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