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Environmental Tritium Concentrations due to Continuous Atmospheric Sources

P.A. Davis T.G. Kotzer, W.J.G. Workman

Fusion Science and Technology / Volume 41 / Number 3P2 / May 2002 / Pages 453-457

Environment / Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Tritium Science and Technology Tsukuba, Japan November 12-16, 2001

In the past few years, five separate studies have been undertaken at AECL's Chalk River Laboratories to determine the levels of tritium in the environment due to routine releases from an experimental heavy water reactor. Data from these studies are presented in terms of the ratios of the long-term average tritium concentrations in precipitation, soil and plants to the long-term average HTO concentration in air moisture. The data are used to assess the performance of models that predict long-term average tritium concentrations in the environment.

 
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