Location analysis and strontium-90 concentrations in deer antlers on the Hanford Site

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The primary objective of this study was to examine the levels of strontium-90 ({sup 90}Sr) in deer antlers collected from near previously active reactor sites and distant from the reactor sites along that portion of the Columbia River which borders the Hanford Site. A second objective was to analyze the movements and home-ranges of mule deer residing within these areas and determine to what extent this information contributes to the observed {sup 90}Sr concentrations. {sup 90}Sr is a long-lived radionuclide (29.1 year half life) produced by fission in irradiated fuel in plutonium production reactors on the Hanford Site. It is ... continued below

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Tiller, B L; Eberhardt, L E & Poston, T M May 1, 1995.

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    Publisher Info: Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (United States)
    Place of Publication: Richland, Washington

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The primary objective of this study was to examine the levels of strontium-90 ({sup 90}Sr) in deer antlers collected from near previously active reactor sites and distant from the reactor sites along that portion of the Columbia River which borders the Hanford Site. A second objective was to analyze the movements and home-ranges of mule deer residing within these areas and determine to what extent this information contributes to the observed {sup 90}Sr concentrations. {sup 90}Sr is a long-lived radionuclide (29.1 year half life) produced by fission in irradiated fuel in plutonium production reactors on the Hanford Site. It is also a major component of atmospheric fallout from weapons testing. Concentrations of radionuclides found in the developed environment onsite do not pose a health concern to humans or various wildlife routinely monitored. However, elevated levels of radionuclides in found biota may indicate routes of exposure requiring attention.

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INIS; OSTI as DE95017602

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  • Other: DE95017602
  • Report No.: PNL--10711
  • Grant Number: AC06-76RL01830
  • DOI: 10.2172/105734 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 105734
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc620640

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Tiller, B L; Eberhardt, L E & Poston, T M. Location analysis and strontium-90 concentrations in deer antlers on the Hanford Site, report, May 1, 1995; Richland, Washington. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc620640/: accessed September 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.