700 pCi/kg of Cesium-137 found in soil from base of Sierra Nevada mountains according to preliminary data

Thursday, April 21, 2011
By Paul Martin

ENENews.comApril 20th, 2011

Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Accident Monitoring, Taylor Wilson at University of Nevada, Reno, April 17, 2011:

To test different types of Soil, a sample was collected from the base of the Sierra Nevadas. This soil is less sandy, and more organic, which would suggest a higher coefficient for sorption for Radionuclides. It also has more moisture content. The data is still preliminary however, there appears to be ~700 pCi/kg or ~26 Bq/kg of Cs137. Which is ~30 times the amount present in Valley soil.

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