Plutonium and Cs-137 in autopsy tissues in Great Britain

D. S. Popplewell*, G. J. Ham, N. J. Dodd, S. D. Shuttler

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Abstract

Tissues removed at autopsy from members of the general public contain significantly higher concentrations of plutonium and 137Cs in west Bumbrians than in people from three other regions of Great Britain. Several autopsy cases from Cumbria showed unusually high values of plutonium. Subsequently it was found that the subjects had been former employees of British Nuclear Fuels.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)321-334
Number of pages14
JournalScience of the Total Environment, The
Volume70
Issue numberC
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1988

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