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Radionuclides and toxic chemical elements in the transboundary Kyrgyzstan–Kazakhstan rivers

  • V. P. Solodukhin
  • V. L. Poznyak
  • G. M. Kabirova
  • L. A. Ryazanova
  • S. G. Lennik
  • A. S. Liventsova
  • A. N. Bychenko
  • D. A. Zheltov
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Abstract

The paper presents the results of radiation surveying and determination of radionuclide and elemental composition in water objects (soil, bottom sediments, water) of the transboundary rivers Shu, Shor-Koo, Aksu, Karabalta, Toktas as well as of Tasotkel water-storage in Kazakhstan in vicinity of the border with Kyrgyzstan. Increased contents of natural radionuclides of 238U and 232Th series, As, Co, Cs, Cu, Hf, Mo, Pb, Sb, Sc, Zn, Zr and rare earth elements were observed in soil and bottom sediment samples. Increased contents of the following toxic elements were revealed in water samples: B, As, Mo, Ba, U. Negative influence of radiation-hazardous sites in Kyrgyzstan on the contamination of the transboundary rivers with natural radionuclides and toxic elements was revealed.

Keywords

Transboundary rivers Radionuclides Toxic elements Ecology 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. P. Solodukhin
    • 1
  • V. L. Poznyak
    • 1
  • G. M. Kabirova
    • 1
  • L. A. Ryazanova
    • 1
  • S. G. Lennik
    • 1
  • A. S. Liventsova
    • 1
  • A. N. Bychenko
    • 1
  • D. A. Zheltov
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Nuclear Physics050032 AlmatyKazakhstan

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