A Survey of the Specific Activities of 210Pb and 210Po in Terrestrial Foodstuffs From England and Wales: A Potential for the Technological Enhancement of Natural Radioactivity

McKay, Keith (1997) A Survey of the Specific Activities of 210Pb and 210Po in Terrestrial Foodstuffs From England and Wales: A Potential for the Technological Enhancement of Natural Radioactivity. MSc(R) thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

A survey of the specific activities of 210Pb and 210Po in terrestrial foodstuffs from areas in England and Wales close to sources of the possible technological enhancement of natural radioactivity (TENR) has been performed. Sampling of a variety of foodstuffs important in the UK diet from areas close to coal fired power stations, metal smelting plants, a phosphate ore processing plant, a nuclear fuel reprocessing plant and an area of high natural radioactivity was undertaken. The specific activities found were compared to those from control areas to aid in the determination of the level of enhancement of 210Pb and 210Po.

Item Type: Thesis (MSc(R))
Qualification Level: Masters
Additional Information: Adviser: Paul McDonald
Keywords: Nuclear chemistry, Food science, Soil sciences
Date of Award: 1997
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:1997-74467
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2019 18:13
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2019 18:13
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/74467

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