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A database of radionuclide activity and metal concentrations for the Alligator Rivers Region uranium province
- Doering, Che, Bollhöfer, Andreas
- Journal of environmental radioactivity 2016 v.162-163 pp. 154-159
- alligators, aluminum, antimony, arsenic, barium, cadmium, calcium, chromium, cobalt, copper, databases, iron, lead, magnesium, manganese, mercury, mining, monitoring, nickel, polonium, potassium, radioactivity, radionuclides, radium, research institutions, rubidium, scientists, sediments, selenium, sodium, soil, strontium, thorium, tropics, uranium, vanadium, zinc
- This paper presents a database of radionuclide activity and metal concentrations for the Alligator Rivers Region (ARR) uranium province in the Australian wet-dry tropics. The database contains 5060 sample records and 57,473 concentration values. The data are for animal, plant, soil, sediment and water samples collected by the Environmental Research Institute of the Supervising Scientist (ERISS) as part of its statutory role to undertake research and monitoring into the impacts of uranium mining on the environment of the ARR. Concentration values are provided in the database for 11 radionuclides (²²⁷Ac, ⁴⁰K, ²¹⁰Pb, ²¹⁰Po, ²²⁶Ra, ²²⁸Ra, ²²⁸Th, ²³⁰Th, ²³²Th, ²³⁴U, ²³⁸U) and 26 metals (Al, As, Ba, Ca, Cd, Co, Cr, Cu, Fe, Hg, K, Mg, Mn, Na, Ni, P, Pb, Rb, S, Sb, Se, Sr, Th, U, V, Zn). Potential uses of the database are discussed.