Accession Number:

ADA437923

Title:

Release and Movement of Radionuclides in Soils Contaminated with Fallout Materials from an Underground Thermonuclear Detonation

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

CALIFORNIA UNIV LOS ANGELES LAB OF NUCLEAR MEDICINE AND RADIATION BIOLOGY

Report Date:

1962-07-06

Pagination or Media Count:

32.0

Abstract:

Fallout material from an underground thermonuclear detonation was analyzed to determine the presence of several longer lived radionuclides. The following radionuclides were identified Zr95-Nb95, Ru103, Ru106- Rh106, I131, Cs137-Ba137, Ba140-La140, Ce141, Ce144-Pr144, Sc46, Mn54, Y88, Rh102, W181, W185, and W188-Re188. Radiotungsten contributed the major fraction of the total activity. In suspension studies, chelating agents as compared to water, generally increased the amount of soluble radionuclides, but the effect was small. The effect of water and a chelating agent on the movement of radionuclides in soil columns were also studied.

Subject Categories:

  • Radioactivity, Radioactive Wastes and Fission Products
  • Radiation Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE