Radiostrontium uptake by plants from different soil types in Kazakhstan

Savinkov, A.; Semioshkina, N.; Howard, B. J.; Voigt, G.. 2007 Radiostrontium uptake by plants from different soil types in Kazakhstan. Science of the Total Environment, 373 (1). 324 -333.

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The transfer of Sr-90 to a range of different plant species grown on a range of different soil types in Kazakhstan, including three from the Semipalatinsk Test Site (STS), has been measured in a lysimeter experiment. Sr-90 uptake by Stipa spp was significantly higher than for other vegetation species. The uptake of Sr-90 from chemozem was significantly lower than that from the other soil types which is consistent with other literature. There was a significant negative relationship between Sr-90 uptake and calcium, humus and CEC concentration in the soil for Agropyrum spp, Artemisia spp but not for Stipa spp or Bromus spp. The transfer to vegetation from soil has been quantified using the aggregated transfer coefficients for each species. Tag values range from 0.6 to 11.9 m(2) kg(-1) X 10(-3) over all measurements. The transfer of Sr-90 to plants from the Kazakh soils was low compared to previously reported data and to that given from literature reviews. (c) 2006 Elsevier B.V All rights reserved

Item Type: Publication - Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI):
Programmes: CEH Programmes pre-2009 publications > Biogeochemistry > SE01B Sustainable Monitoring, Risk Assessment and Management of Chemicals > SE01.5 Exposure, Effects and Managing Risks of Chemicals
UKCEH and CEH Sections/Science Areas: Shore
ISSN: 0048-9697
Format Availability: Electronic, Print
Additional Keywords: 90Sr, transfer to plant, Semipalatinsk Test Site, radionuclides, radioecology
NORA Subject Terms: Agriculture and Soil Science
Ecology and Environment
Date made live: 16 Jul 2007 13:51 +0 (UTC)

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