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Behavior of urban dust contaminated by Chernobyl fallout: environmental half-lives and transfer coefficients.

Allott, R. W. and Kelly, M. R. and Hewitt, CN (1992) Behavior of urban dust contaminated by Chernobyl fallout: environmental half-lives and transfer coefficients. Environmental Science and Technology, 26 (11). pp. 2142-2147. ISSN 0013-936X

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Abstract

This study has made use of the contamination of dusts in an urban area in Northwest England by Chernobyl-derived 137Cs to investigate the behavior of urban dusts, in order that contamination levels may be predicted following a pollution episode. The dust activity concentrations were observed to decline exponentially for a variety of indoor and outdoor dust reservoirs. Environmental half-lives were calculated to describe this behavior. Transfer coefficients were also derived from the ratio of outdoor to indoor dust activity concentrations

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Environmental Science and Technology
Uncontrolled Keywords: Atmospheric particle ; Urban area ; England ; Atmospheric fallout ; Radioactive fall out ; Air pollution ; Cesium Isotopes ; Pollutant behavior ; Accident ; Nuclear reactor ; Sampling ; Chemical analysis ; Great britain ; United Kingdom ; Europe
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Lancaster Environment Centre
ID Code: 22731
Deposited By: ep_ss_importer
Deposited On: 14 Jan 2009 16:43
Refereed?: No
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2014 20:26
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/22731

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