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Preliminary batch sorption experiments were carried out to study the behaviour of strontium, caesium, iodine, europium and uranium in a glacial sand-groundwater system. The effects of the presence or absence of natural organic material, and of the addition of increasing quantities of EDTA or acetate on the distribution ratios were determined. In some cases, speciation modelling was used as an aid to designing the experiments and interpreting the results. The aim of this work was to select suitable tracers for use in field experiments at Drigg, Cumbria. The results are intended to aid the design of future experiments rather than to provide a complete analysis of the radionuclide-organic interactions.

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Authors: HAIGH D, British Geological Survey, Keyworth (GB);HIGGO J J W, British Geological Survey, Keyworth (GB);WILLIAMS G M ET AL., British Geological Survey, Keyworth (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 13519 EN (1991) 36 pp., FS, ECU 5
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ISBN: ISBN 92-826-2594-X
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