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The Environmental Behaviour of Polonium

English STI/DOC/010/484 978-92-0-112116-5
255 32 80.00 2017

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This publication covers polonium behaviour in the terrestrial, freshwater and marine environments, dose considerations and mitigation and remediation options. Additionally, case studies are presented. The primary objective is to provide Member States with information for use in the radiological assessment of accidental releases and routine discharges of polonium in the environment, and in remediation planning for areas contaminated by polonium.

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Keywords

Environment, Radioecology, Radioactive Pollution, Polonium, 210 Po, Behaviour, Radiological Assessment, Radionuclides, Member States, Isotopes, Environmental Remediation, Concepts, Plants, Animals, Wildlife, Marine, Groundwater, Freshwater, Radiation Doses, Accidents, Contamination, Humans, Discharges, Terrestrial, Adsorption, Atmospheric Systems, Biota, Tissues, Radiotracer, Biovolatilization, Deposition, Hydrological Cycle, Food Chain

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