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Review of radionuclide transport and bioaccumulation processes in natural and semi-natural environments. - RP0137

There will be two main reviews of information on radionuclide transport in natural and semi-natural enviornments: the first concerning current day and boreal ecosystems; the second on tundra and arctic environments. For each review the objectives will be to: 1)collate and review the relevant literature; 2)identify relevant pathways, including wild foods, in the natural/semi-natural environments via which man may be exposed to radioactive substances; 3)summarise available information about relevant radionuclide behaviour in the identified environments (priority will be given to those radionuclides identified as important in Intera Report IE726-1, namely C1-36, Se-79, Tc-99, I-129, Cs-135 and Ra-226, relevant information on natural analogues or stable nuclides will also be reviewed); 4)document appropriate data and biosphere parameters where possible for use in biosphere assessment models; and 5)submit a draft report and, following comments from MAFF, a final report.
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 1995

To: 1997

Cost: £34,875
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Intera Information Technologies Limited