Radionuclides in Canada goose eggs

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Low levels of radionuclides were measured in Canada goose eggs taken from deserted nests from Columbia River islands on the Energy Research and Development Administration's Hanford Reservation. Potassium-40, a naturally occurring radionuclide, was the most abundant radionuclide measured in egg contents and egg shell. Strontium-90 was incorporated into egg shells and cesium- 137 into inner egg contents. Manganese-54, cobalt-60, and zinc-65 were more abundant in inner egg contents than in egg shell. Cerium-144 was detected in egg shell but not in inner shell. (auth)

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Rickard, W.H. & Sweany, H.A. January 1, 1975.

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Low levels of radionuclides were measured in Canada goose eggs taken from deserted nests from Columbia River islands on the Energy Research and Development Administration's Hanford Reservation. Potassium-40, a naturally occurring radionuclide, was the most abundant radionuclide measured in egg contents and egg shell. Strontium-90 was incorporated into egg shells and cesium- 137 into inner egg contents. Manganese-54, cobalt-60, and zinc-65 were more abundant in inner egg contents than in egg shell. Cerium-144 was detected in egg shell but not in inner shell. (auth)

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  • 15. Hanford life sciences symposium, Richland, Washington, USA, 25 Sep 1975

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  • Report No.: BNWL-SA--5451
  • Report No.: CONF-750985--1
  • Grant Number: E(45-1)-1830
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 4151838
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc869774

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Rickard, W.H. & Sweany, H.A. Radionuclides in Canada goose eggs, article, January 1, 1975; Richland, Washington. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc869774/: accessed April 25, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.