The radioecological consequences for lowland pastures used to fatten upland sheep contaminated with radiocaesium
Crout, N.M.J.; Beresford, N.A.; Howard, B.A.. 1991 The radioecological consequences for lowland pastures used to fatten upland sheep contaminated with radiocaesium. The Science of the Total Environment, 103 (1). 73-87. 10.1016/0048-9697(91)90354-HFull text not available from this repository.
Current farming practice in upland areas of Cumbria, England, affected by Chernobyl fallout is to remove lambs to lowland pastures for fattening prior to slaughter. The radiocaesium (137Cs and 134Cs) burden of lambs is rapidly lost via excreta deposited on the pasture. This may increase the radiocaesium activities in vegetation of these pastures. Studies were performed to assess the radioecological consequences of this practice. Results obtained from experiments were used to calibrate a soil/vegetation model which was used to predict long-term radiocaesium behavior.
|Item Type:||Publication - Article|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/0048-9697(91)90354-H|
|Programmes:||CEH Programmes pre-2009 publications > Other|
|CEH Sections:||_ Pre-2000 sections|
|NORA Subject Terms:||Ecology and Environment|
|Date made live:||13 Jun 2012 09:38|
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