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An investigation into the occurrence and migration of 239,240Pu in the Australian environment

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posted on 15.10.2020, 10:39 authored by MEGAN LOUISE COOK
Plutonium is a hazardous radioactive contaminant that persists in the soil as fallout from nuclear weapons testing and incidents at nuclear facilities. This thesis examines the plutonium present in Australian soils; the particles that are formed, how it is transported and the effects of specific climates. This data will help improve and validate radioecological models, risk characterisations and impact assessments for radiation protection in Australia and similar environments.


Campus location


Principal supervisor

Vanessa Ngar Lai Wong

Additional supervisor 1

Joel Brugger

Additional supervisor 2

Ross Kleinschmidt

Year of Award


Department, School or Centre

Earth, Atmosphere and Environment


Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type