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M. Yamada National Institute of Radiological Sciences Division of Marine Radioecology Isozaki 3609 311-12 Hitachinaka, Ibaraki Japan

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T. Aono National Institute of Radiological Sciences Division of Marine Radioecology Isozaki 3609 311-12 Hitachinaka, Ibaraki Japan

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S. Hirano National Institute of Radiological Sciences Division of Marine Radioecology Isozaki 3609 311-12 Hitachinaka, Ibaraki Japan

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Abstract  

Seawater samples were collected from the Yamato Basin and the Tsushima Basin in the Japan Sea and analyzed for their239+240Pu and137Cs concentrations. The concentration of239+240Pu was 7.4 mBq/m3 in the surface water and increased with depth to a maximum value of 38.6 mBq/m3 at 500 m at the Yamato Basin station. The subsurface maximum may be produced by scavenging of239+240Pu in surface water and release of239+240Pu from settling particles. The239+240Pu inventories in the water column were 86.6 and 85.2 Bq/m2 at the two basin stations, suggesting that 90% of239+240Pu delivered to the Japan Sea is still present in the water column.

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Journal of Radionalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
Language English
Size A4
Year of
Foundation
1968
Volumes
per Year
1
Issues
per Year
12
Founder Akadémiai Kiadó
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Address
H-1117 Budapest, Hungary 1516 Budapest, PO Box 245.
Publisher Akadémiai Kiadó
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
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H-1117 Budapest, Hungary 1516 Budapest, PO Box 245.
CH-6330 Cham, Switzerland Gewerbestrasse 11.
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ISSN 0236-5731 (Print)
ISSN 1588-2780 (Online)