Uptake by Plants of Radiostrontium from Contaminated Soils

A. J. Andersen

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    Abstract

    In a recent report from this department it was shown that the extractability of radiostrontium from contaminated soil samples was effectively reduced by heat treatment and by the addition of phosphate to the soil. It was pointed out that, under emergency conditions, heat-treatment of the contaminated soil surface and heavy phosphate application might thus reduce the uptake by plants of radiostrontium more efficiently than liming, which is only effective in soils of low calcium status. In the investigation reviewed here the influence of heat treatment and superphosphate application on the plant uptake of radiostrontium was examined in pot experiments. For comparison the effect of applying calcium carbonate to the contaminated soil surface was also determined.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalNature
    Volume208
    Issue number5006
    Pages (from-to)195-199
    ISSN0028-0836
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1965

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