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Environmental radioactivity: experience from the 20th century - trends and issues for the 21st century

MacKenzie, A.B. (2000) Environmental radioactivity: experience from the 20th century - trends and issues for the 21st century. Science of the Total Environment, 249 (1-3). pp. 313-329. ISSN 0048-9697 (doi:10.1016/S0048-9697(99)00525-2)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0048-9697(99)00525-2

Abstract

Environmental radioactivity has been an important area of research throughout the 20th century, with recent work having been stimulated mainly by: (i) the remarkable power of radionuclides as tracers of the rates and mechanisms of environmental processes and (ii) the potential health implications of contaminant radionuclides in the environment. A review is presented of salient aspects of environmental radioactivity, including consideration of tracer applications, sources and environmental impact of anthropogenic radionuclides, radioactive waste disposal and future exploitation of nuclear energy.

Item Type:Article
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:MacKenzie, Prof Angus
Authors: MacKenzie, A.B.
Subjects:R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre
Journal Name:Science of the Total Environment
ISSN:0048-9697

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