You are here: Home
/ Publication Information
Title: Uranium and radium concentrations in plants growing on uranium mill tailings in South Dakota
Author: Rumble, Mark A.; Bjugstad, Ardell J.
Source: Reclamation and revegetation research. 4: 271-277
Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
Description: Vegetation and soil samples were collected from a uranium mill tailings site and control sites in South Dakota. Uranium concentrations in soils from the mill tailings averaged 13.3 [micro]g g-1 compared to 5.1 [micro]g g-1 in soils from control sites. 226Ra concentrations in soils averaged 111.0 pCi g-1 and 1.8 pCi g-1 from the mill tailings and control sites, respectively. Uranium concentrations in plants from the mill tailings averaged 3.6 x 10-1 [micro]g g-1, but only 3.4 [micro]g g-1 from control sites. 226Ra in plants from the mill tailings averaged 2.9 pCi g-1 compared to 3.7 x 10-2 pCi g-1 from the control sites. Concentration ratios (amount in plant/amount in soil) of radionucleotides indicated that two grasses and one forb were not concentrating uranium or 226Ra.
Keywords: mill tailings, radium, revegetation, uranium
- We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
- This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.
- You may send email to firstname.lastname@example.org to request a hard copy of this publication. (Please specify exactly which publication you are requesting and your mailing address.)
XML: View XML
Rumble, Mark A.; Bjugstad, Ardell J. 1986. Uranium and radium concentrations in plants growing on uranium mill tailings in South Dakota. Reclamation and revegetation research. 4: 271-277
Get the latest version of the Adobe Acrobat reader or Acrobat Reader for Windows with Search and Accessibility