Radioactive Sediments in the Tennessee River System

by Jr. Garner,
O.W. Kochtitzky,

Serial Information: Journal of the Sanitary Engineering Division, 1956, Vol. 82, Issue 4, Pg. 1-20

Document Type: Journal Paper


Use of flounder, having counting rate of less than 10 counts per sec for uncontaminated sediment, readily detected increases in radioactivity in bottom sediment resulting from liquid wastes released at Oak Ridge National Laboratory; concentrations dropped off materially after first 20 mi of receiving reservoir and approached background levels at distance of 100 to 150 mi; no hazardous concentrations found.

Subject Headings: Sediment | River systems | Radioactive materials | Hazardous materials | Recycling | Reservoirs | Tennessee | United States

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