Radioactivity in Marine Biota - Barnacles (1999-2007)

Dataset, Last Updated 2014-02-18 13:29:19 , Visibility External RIFCS Published (0012)

Tagged with Radioactivity


Applicable Start Date 1999-01-01 00:00:00
Applicable End Date 2007-12-31 00:00:00
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Brief Description Treated sewage effluent from the Sutherland Shire, including low-level effluent from the Lucas Heights Science & Technology Centre (LHSTC), passes through the Cronulla Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) and is discharged at Potter Point.
Barnacles at Potter Point ocean outfall and a reference site at The Royal National Park were collected. These organisms are known to concentrate a variety of elements, including radionuclides, from their environment.
Surf barnacles (mainly Tesseropera rosea) were prepared whole and unwashed. The samples were dried at 60-70 degrees, ground and analysed for gamma-emitting radioisotopes.
Geographical Location southlimit=-34.03333; northlimit=-34.03332; eastlimit=151.2; westlimit=151.1; projection=WGS84
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Subject arc-code/050206
Marine Biota


Collection Type Dataset
Visibility External RIFCS Published (0012)
Tags Radioactivity
Metadata Created 2011-03-23 15:53:35
Metadata Updated 2014-02-18 13:29:19