Radionuclides

Authored by: Philip M. Jardine

Encyclopedia of Environmental Management

Print publication date:  December  2012
Online publication date:  December  2012

Print ISBN: 9781439829271
eBook ISBN: 9781351235860
Adobe ISBN:

10.1081/E-EEM-120001829

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Abstract

The fate and transport of radionuclides through soil is controlled by coupled hydrologic, geochemical, and microbial processes. A multitude of complex soil processes are tightly linked that can both accelerate and impede the subsurface mobility of radioactive contaminants. Often the extent and magnitude of subsurface biogeochemical reactions is controlled by the spatial and temporal variability in soil hydrologic processes.

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