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Environment and Radioactivity
New environment and radioactivity research from R. Tinker and co-researchers described
June 11th, 2010
According to recent research from Melbourne, Australia, "The origin of a series of atmospheric radioxenon events detected at the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organisation (CTBTO) International Monitoring System site in Melbourne. Australia, between November 2008 and February 2009 was investigated."
"Backward tracking analyses indicated that the events were consistent with releases associated with hot commission testing of the Australian Nuclear Science Technology Organisation (ANSTO) radiopharmaceutical production facility in Sydney, Australia. Forward dispersion analyses were used to estimate release magnitudes and transport times. The estimated Xe-133 release magnitude...
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Source: Energy and Ecology (2010-06-11)