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Radioactive isotopes from fallout in wastewater

Garry, J.A.; Flack, F.C.; Jakeways, R.

J Water Pollut Contr Fed 37(6): 871-875


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Measurements of fallout radioactivity in sludge samples from the southwestern corner of the United Kingdom show much the same isotope content as do measurements from California. There appears to be a difference between the 2 sets of results concerning the half-lives of some of the isotopes appearing. The specific activity of primary sedimentation or return activated sludge at the time of this study (1962) was about 100 [mu][mu]c/g and showed a close correlation with rainfall.

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