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dc.creatorMasson, Olivier
dc.creatorSteinhauser, Georg
dc.creatorWershofen, Herbert
dc.creatorMietelski, Jerzy W.
dc.creatorFischer, Helmut W.
dc.creatorPourcelot, Laurent
dc.creatorSaunier, Olivier
dc.creatorBieringer, Jacqueline
dc.creatorSteinkopff, Thomas
dc.creatorHyža, Miroslav
dc.creatorMoller, Bredo
dc.creatorBowyer, Theodore W.
dc.creatorDalaka, Eleni
dc.creatorDalheimer, Axel
dc.creatorDe Vismes-Ott, Anne
dc.creatorEleftheriadis, Konstantinos
dc.creatorForte, M.
dc.creatorGasco Leonarte, C.
dc.creatorGorzkiewicz, K.
dc.creatorHomoki, Zsolt
dc.creatorIsajenko, Krzysztof A.
dc.creatorKarhunen, Tero
dc.creatorKatzlberger, Christian
dc.creatorKierepko, Renata
dc.creatorKovendine Konyi, J.
dc.creatorMala, Helena
dc.creatorKrneta-Nikolić, Jelena D.
dc.creatorPovinec, Pavel Peter
dc.creatorRajačić, Milica
dc.creatorRinger, Wolfgang
dc.creatorRulik, Petr
dc.creatorRusconi, Rosella
dc.creatorSafrany, G.
dc.creatorSykora, Ivan
dc.creatorTodorović, Dragana
dc.creatorTschiersch, Jochen
dc.creatorUngar, Kurt
dc.creatorZorko, Benjamin
dc.date.accessioned2018-11-08T08:34:46Z
dc.date.available2018-11-08T08:34:46Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.issn0013-936X (print)
dc.identifier.issn1520-5851 (electronic)
dc.identifier.urihttp://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acs.est.8b01810
dc.identifier.urihttp://vinar.vin.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/7932
dc.description.abstractTraces of particulate radioactive iodine (I-131) were detected in the European atmosphere in January/February 2017. Concentrations of this nuclear fission product were very low, ranging 0.1 to 10 mu Bq m(-3) except at one location in western Russia where they reached up to several mBq m(-3). Detections have been reported continuously over an 8-week period by about 30 monitoring stations. We examine possible emission source apportionments and rank them considering their expected contribution in terms of orders of magnitude from typical routine releases: radiopharmaceutical production units > sewage sludge incinerators > nuclear power plants > spontaneous fission of uranium in soil. Inverse modeling simulations indicate that the widespread detections of I-131 resulted from the combination of multiple source releases. Among them, those from radiopharmaceutical production units remain the most likely. One of them is located in Western Russia and its estimated source term complies with authorized limits. Other existing sources related to I-131 use (medical purposes or sewage sludge incineration) can explain detections on a rather local scale. As an enhancing factor, the prevailing wintertime meteorological situations marked by strong temperature inversions led to poor dispersion conditions that resulted in higher concentrations exceeding usual detection limits in use within the informal Ring of Five (Ro5) monitoring network.
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dc.sourceEnvironmental Science & Technology
dc.titlePotential Source Apportionment and Meteorological Conditions Involved in Airborne 131 I Detections in January/February 2017 in Europeen
dc.typearticleen
dc.rights.licenseARR
dcterms.abstractБоwyер, Тхеодоре W.; Далака, Елени; Далхеимер, Axел; Де Висмес-Отт, A.; Елефтхериадис, Константинос; Форте, М.; Гасцо Леонарте, Ц.; Горзкиеwицз, К.; Хомоки, Зсолт; Исајенко, Крзyсзтоф A.; Кархунен, Теро; Катзлбергер, Цхристиан; Киерепко, Рената; Ковендине Конyи, Ј.; Мала, Хелена; Повинец, Павел Петер; Крнета-Николић, Јелена Д.; Тодоровић, Драгана; Зорко, Бењамин; Массон, Оливиер; Стеинхаусер, Георг; Wерсхофен, Херберт; Миетелски, Јерзy W.; Фисцхер, Хелмут W.; Поурцелот, Лаурент; Сауниер, Оливиер; Биерингер, Јацqуелине; Стеинкопфф, Тхомас; Хyжа, Мирослав; Моллер, Бредо; Рајачић, Милица; Рингер, Wолфганг; Рулик, Петр; Русцони, Роселла; Сафранy, Г.; Сyкора, Иван; Тсцхиерсцх, Јоцхен; Унгар, Курт;
dc.rights.holder© 2018 American Chemical Society
dc.citation.volume52
dc.citation.issue15
dc.citation.spage8488
dc.citation.epage8500
dc.identifier.wos000441477600048
dc.identifier.doi10.1021/acs.est.8b01810
dc.identifier.pmid29979581
dc.type.versionpublishedVersion
dc.identifier.scopus2-s2.0-85049999290


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