Factors contributing to radiocaesium variability in upland sheep flocks in west Cumbria (United Kingdom).

@article{Beresford2007FactorsCT,
  title={Factors contributing to radiocaesium variability in upland sheep flocks in west Cumbria (United Kingdom).},
  author={Nicholas Anthony Beresford and Catherine L. Barnett and Simon M. Wright and Brenda J. Howard and N. M. J. Crout},
  journal={Journal of environmental radioactivity},
  year={2007},
  volume={98 1-2},
  pages={50-68}
}
Following the Chernobyl accident in 1986, restrictions were placed on the movement and slaughter of sheep within upland areas of the UK because radiocaesium activity concentrations in their meat exceeded 1000 Bq kg(-1) fresh weight. Some farms remain under restriction in 2007. From 1991 to 1993 detailed studies were conducted on three sheep farms within the restricted area of west Cumbria to systematically assess the various parameters which may contribute to the observed variability in… CONTINUE READING

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