Radioactive microparticles related to the Woolsey Fire in Simi Valley, CA.

  title={Radioactive microparticles related to the Woolsey Fire in Simi Valley, CA.},
  author={Marco Paul Johann Kaltofen and Maggie Gundersen and Arnold Gundersen},
  journal={Journal of environmental radioactivity},
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