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Radiochemistry

, Volume 61, Issue 1, pp 118–121 | Cite as

Leaching of Radionuclides from Samples of Radioactive Slag from a Ground-Surface Nuclear Explosion on the Coast of the Chernaya Bay of the Novaya Zemlya Archipelago

  • Yu. V. DubasovEmail author
  • A. A. Pilyutik
  • B. O. Shagin
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Abstract

Leaching of 137Cs and 239+240Pu radionuclides with distilled and seawater from samples of radioactive slag from a ground-surface nuclear explosion on the coast of the Chernaya Bay of the Yuzhnyi Island of the Novaya Zemlya Archipelago, the Central Test Site of the Russian Federation, was studied in a laboratory. The 137Cs and 239+240Pu leach rate is ≤(2.7–3.5) × 10−6 and (4.8 ± 0.3) × 10−9 g cm−2 day−1 in contact with distilled water and (0.74–5.0) × 10−6 and (1.0 ± 0.14) × 10−8 g cm−2 day−1 in contact with seawater, respectively.

Keywords

ground-surface nuclear explosion radioactive slag coast of the Chernaya Bay Novaya Zemlya archipelago leaching of 137Cs and 239+240Pu from radioactive slag 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yu. V. Dubasov
    • 1
    Email author
  • A. A. Pilyutik
    • 1
  • B. O. Shagin
    • 1
  1. 1.Khlopin Radium InstituteSt. PetersburgRussia

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