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RICE UPTAKE AND LEACHING OF 99TC IN DIFFERENT PADDY SOILS CONTAMINATED ACCORDING TO TWO CONTRASTING SCENARIOS
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RICE UPTAKE AND LEACHING OF 99TC IN DIFFERENT PADDY SOILS CONTAMINATED ACCORDING TO TWO CONTRASTING SCENARIOS
Choi, Yong-Ho; Lim, Kwang-Muk; Jun, In; Kim, Byung-Ho; Keum, Dong-Kwon;
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Four different paddy soils collected around the Gyeongju nuclear site were treated with solution under the assumption of two contrasting contamination scenarios. Scenario I (SN-I) is for a pre-transplanting deposition of followed by plowing, whereas SN-II is for its deposition onto the water surface shortly after transplanting. Rice plants were grown in lysimeters in a greenhouse. Plant uptake of was quantified with the (). The SN-II values for straws and brown rice, having been generally higher than the SN-I values, were within the ranges of and , respectively. Sorption onto clay seems to have decreased uptake in SN-I, whereas it may have had an insignificant effect in SN-II. A phenomenon characteristic of submerged paddy soil, i.e., the development of a thin oxic surface layer may have greatly affected the rice uptake of SN-II . The surface-water concentrations of were much higher in SN-II than in SN-I. For the percolating water, however, the opposite was generally true. At most 1.3% of the applied were leached through such percolation. The use of empirical deposition time-dependent values was considered desirable in assessing the radiological impact of a growing-season deposition of onto paddy fields.
 Keywords
Paddy soil;;Contamination scenario;Rice uptake;Leaching;
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English
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