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Land contaminated by radioactive materials

Beresford, N. A.. 2006 Land contaminated by radioactive materials. Soil Use and Management, 21 (s2). 468-474. 10.1079/SUM2005346

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Abstract/Summary

Nuclear weapons' testing, mineral extraction industries and nuclear power generation are among the activities which have led to radioactively contaminated land. In the United Kingdom (UK), current activities such as the decommissioning of nuclear licensed sites and the sale of Ministry of Defence land require that the legislation, remediation and management of radioactively contaminated land be addressed. With an emphasis on the UK, this paper reviews potential management/remediation strategies for radioactively contaminated land, including consideration of the environmental mobility of potentially important radionuclides

Item Type: Publication - Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.1079/SUM2005346
Programmes: CEH Programmes pre-2009 publications > Other
CEH Sections: _ Environmental Chemistry & Pollution
ISSN: 0266-0032
Format Availability: Electronic, Print
Additional Keywords: Radioactive contamination, contaminated land, remediation, radioecology
NORA Subject Terms: Agriculture and Soil Science
Ecology and Environment
Date made live: 03 Jul 2007 10:58
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/253

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