Radionuclides and mercury in the salt lakes of the Crimea

  title={Radionuclides and mercury in the salt lakes of the Crimea},
  author={Natalya Mirzoyeva and L. V. Gulina and S. B. Gulin and Olga Plotitsina and Alexandra Stetsuk and Svetlana Arkhipova and Nina Korkishko and Oleg Yu. Eremin},
  journal={Chinese Journal of Oceanology and Limnology},
Abstract90Sr concentrations, resulting from the Chernobyl NPP accident, were determined in the salt lakes of the Crimea (Lakes Kiyatskoe, Kirleutskoe, Kizil-Yar, Bakalskoe and Donuzlav), together with the redistribution between the components of the ecosystems. The content of mercury in the waters of the studied reservoirs was also established. Vertical distributions of natural radionuclide activities (238U, 232Th, 226Ra, 210Pb, 40K) and anthropogenic 137Cs concentrations (as radiotracers) were… 

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