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Review of Russian language studies on radionuclide behaviour in agricultural animals: 3. Transfer to muscle

By S. Fesenko, N. Isamov, B.J. Howard, N.A. Beresford, C.L. Barnett, N. Sanzharova and G. Voigt


Over 150 publications reporting studies conducted in the former USSR were reviewed to provide transfer coefficients (F-f) to the muscle of domestic animals from experiments using chronic administration, often for long timescales in large scale experiments. Only a few of these studies were made available in the English language literature or taken into account in international reviews. The values derived have been compared with expected values reported by the IAEA's Handbook of parameter values for the prediction of radionuclide transfer in temperate environments (TRS 364) where possible. The information presented here has been used in the current updating of parameters recommended for environmental assessments by the IAEA. Many of the reported values are for Sr due to the Mayak accident and Cs due to the Chernobyl accident. Nevertheless, the reported data for a wide range of radionuclides, in particular for Ru, Sb, and Zn markedly improve the extent of available data. (C) 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved

Topics: Ecology and Environment
Year: 2009
DOI identifier: 10.1016/j.jenvrad.2008.12.003
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