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K. Popa “Al.I. Cuza” University Department of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry 11-Carol I Blvd. 700506 Iaşi Romania

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R. Tykva Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry Flemingovo 2 166 10 Prague 6 Czech Republic

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E. Podracká Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry Flemingovo 2 166 10 Prague 6 Czech Republic

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D. Humelnicu “Al.I. Cuza” University Department of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry 11-Carol I Blvd. 700506 Iaşi Romania

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Abstract  

A two year field survey of 226Ra translocation from soil to selected spontaneous plants growing in the Crucea (Romania) uranium mining area is presented. Since Crucea is a large and relatively highly contaminated area, an easy and cheap way for a desired lowering of radiopollution represents phytoremediation using plentifully occurring plant species. The 226Ra translocation from soil was affected by analyzed species, collecting sites and vegetation periods. The specific 226Ra activities of the roots were considerably higher than the aboveground parts confirming the root tropism of radioisotopes. Mentha piperita was found to be highly effective in phytoremediation, especially in autumn.

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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
Founder's
Address
H-1117 Budapest, Hungary 1516 Budapest, PO Box 245.
Publisher Akadémiai Kiadó
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
Publisher's
Address
H-1117 Budapest, Hungary 1516 Budapest, PO Box 245.
CH-6330 Cham, Switzerland Gewerbestrasse 11.
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Publisher
Chief Executive Officer, Akadémiai Kiadó
ISSN 0236-5731 (Print)
ISSN 1588-2780 (Online)