ISSN 1067-4136, Russian Journal of Ecology, 2008, Vol. 39, No. 7, pp. 541–543. © Pleiades Publishing, Ltd., 2008. SHORT COMMUNICATIONS Mobility of Technogenic Radionuclides in the Soil–Plant System E. N. Karavaeva, I. V. Molchanova, and L. N. Mikhailovskaya Institute of Plant and Animal Ecology, Ural Division, Russian Academy of Sciences, ul. Vos’mogo Marta 202, Yekaterinburg, 620144 Russia Received March 26, 2007 DOI: 10.1134/S1067413608070126 Key words: radionuclides, radiation accidents, soil–plant cover. Global radioactive contamination of the biosphere input into plants through the roots depends on a number took place in the mid-20th century as a result of large- of physicochemical and ecological factors which are scale nuclear weapons tests. Radiochemical and difﬁcult to control under natural conditions. nuclear power industries in normal operation are also The purpose of this study was to analyze the mobil- major sources of technogenic radionuclides, to say ity of different technogenic radionuclides in a model nothing about radiation accidents. With respect to eco- soil–plant system depending on the time of their pres- logical consequences, accidents at the Mayak Radio- ence and physicochemical state in the soil. chemical Plant (today, PO Mayak) in the Southern Two series of greenhouse experiments were per- Urals in 1957 and
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