[ RadSafe ] [EXTERNAL] Re: Radioactive Cars from Japan

Wasiolek, Maryla mwasiol at sandia.gov
Wed Nov 16 18:03:32 CST 2011

There is a relatively new compilation of information on cesium (and other radionuclides) transport in the soil and in the other environmental media.  It can be found in the following IAEA publications: 

Handbook of Parameter Values for the Prediction of Radionuclide Transfer in Terrestrial and Freshwater Environments

Quantification of Radionuclide Transfer in Terrestrial and Freshwater Environment for Radiological Assessments

In the latter publication there is a separate paper on radionuclide transfer to rice that has a section on Cs and Sr. 

M. Wasiolek

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Subject: [EXTERNAL] Re: [ RadSafe ] Radioactive Cars from Japan

At 02:05 PM 11/16/2011, Ed Baratta wrote:
>What radionuclides have they detected?
Primarily Cs-137, but also some Cs-134

Cesium is highly soluble in water in all of its chemical forms but can exchanged into clay and back exchanged as well. Hence, it tends to be diluted very quickly in the natural environment.


Prof. Otto G. Raabe, Ph.D., CHP
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University of California
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