It covers topics such as nuclear fuel cycles radioactive waste treatment nuclear bomb testing nuclear safety management stakeholder engagement cleanup after nuclear accidents ecological risks from radiation environmental justice health and safety for radiation workers radiation dose standards the ethics of clinical radiology and the . The first volume of the new series radioactivity in the environment focuses on the environmental occurrence the speciation the behaviour the fate the applications and the health consequences of that much feared and much publicised element plutonium. Since the mid 20th century plutonium in the environment has been primarily produced by human activity the first plants to produce plutonium for use in cold war atomic bombs were at the hanford nuclear site in washington and mayak nuclear plant in russia over a period of four decades both released more than 200 million curies of radioactive isotopes into the surrounding environment . Read the latest chapters of radioactivity in the environment at sciencedirectcom elseviers leading platform of peer reviewed scholarly literature skip to journal menu skip to issue articles select article environmental plutonium creation of the universe to twenty first century mankind
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