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Radium-226 concentrations in faeces of snowshoe hares,Lepus americanus, established near uranium mine tailings

Authors
Journal
Journal of Environmental Radioactivity
0265-931X
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
3
Issue
4
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/0265-931x(86)90005-6
Disciplines
  • Chemistry

Abstract

Abstract Samples of snowshoe hare faeces were collected near revegetated and chemically stabilized uranium mine tailings and at a control site. Washing the faecal pellets in water with concurrent ultrasonic agitation was ineffective in removing all traces of external contamination. Internal 226Ra levels in the faeces from the mine wastes were higher than controls. 226Ra levels in faeces are considered too low to constitute an important avenue for dispersing the radionuclide from the waste site.

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