A comparison of 1986 and 1987 caesium activities of vegetation in west Cumbria

Beresford, N.A.; Adamson, J.K.; Howard, Brenda J.. 1987 A comparison of 1986 and 1987 caesium activities of vegetation in west Cumbria. Grange-over-Sands, UK, NERC Institute of Terrestrial Ecology, 17pp. (ITE Project No: 1113) (Unpublished)

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Vegetation from sites within and around the restricted area of West Cumbria, initially visited in late May 1986, has been re-sampled and analysed for 137Cs activity. At most sites the 137 activity of vegetation has declined to less than 30% of the 1986 value. However, there are areas where the caesium activity still warrants the continuation of restrictions on the movement and slaughter of sheep. Those sites where the 137Cs activity of vegetation has remained comparatively heigh were found to have low pH, organic soils.

Item Type: Publication - Report
Programmes: CEH Programmes pre-2009 publications > Other
UKCEH and CEH Sections/Science Areas: _ Pre-2000 sections
Funders/Sponsors: Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Natural Environment Research Council
Additional Keywords: radioecology
NORA Subject Terms: Ecology and Environment
Date made live: 27 Aug 2014 10:11 +0 (UTC)

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