Distribution of Cs-137 and Pu-239,Pu-240 in the surface waters of the East Sea (Sea of Japan) SCIE SCOPUS

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Title
Distribution of Cs-137 and Pu-239,Pu-240 in the surface waters of the East Sea (Sea of Japan)
Author(s)
Kang, DJ; Chung, CS; Kim, SH; Kim, KR; Hong, GH
KIOST Author(s)
Kang, Dong Jin(강동진)Chung, Chang Soo(정창수)Kim, Suk Hyun(김석현)
Publication Year
1997-07
Abstract
Surface and subsurface water samples for Cs-137 and Pu-239,Pu-240 analysis were collected in the East Sea (Sea of Japan) during August 1993, The Cs-137 levels of the surface waters are quite homogeneous in the East Sea (average = 3.1+/-0.2 mBq kg(-1)). The Pu-239,Pu-240 levels vary from 6 to 10 mu Bq kg(-1) in the surface, Pu-239,Pu-240 to Cs-137 ratios in the surface water are within 0.002 to 0.003. The East Sea may be regarded as a part of the North Pacific Ocean in terms of Cs-137 dispersal in the surface, where the Cs-137 contents of the surface seawater seem to be controlled primarily by the atmospheric input. However, since our sampling was made just two months prior to the widely publicized Russian dumping incident on the 17th October 1993, our measurements may provide background data to assess the immediate impact of the Russian dumping on the levels of Cs-137 and Pu-239,Pu-240 in the East Sea. (C) 1997 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0025-326X
URI
https://sciwatch.kiost.ac.kr/handle/2020.kiost/6368
DOI
10.1016/S0025-326X(97)00093-3
Bibliographic Citation
MARINE POLLUTION BULLETIN, v.35, no.7-12, pp.305 - 312, 1997
Publisher
PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD
Subject
NORTH PACIFIC; FALLOUT; RADIONUCLIDES; RADIOACTIVITY; PLUTONIUM; SR-90; TIME
Keywords
Cs-137; Pu-239,Pu-240; East Sea (Sea of Japan)
Type
Article
Language
English
Document Type
Article
Publisher
PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD
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Research Interests

marine pollution management,marine biogeochemistry,marine environmental radioactivity,해양오염관리,해양물질순환,해양환경방사능

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