Intertidal mangrove mudflat 240+239Pu signatures, confirming a 210Pb geochronology on the southeastern coast of Brazil

C. J. Sanders, J. M. Smoak, L. M. Sanders, M. N. Waters, S. R. Patchineelam, M. E. Ketterer

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A sediment core was taken to determine if sediment accumulation rates could be conducted using 240+239Pu signatures in the coastal mangrove mudflats of southeastern Brazil. The results from this study show that 240+239Pu fallout activities are sufficient and well preserved in the coastal sediments of this region. Sediment accumulation rates determined from the 240+239Pu signatures were 4.4 mm/year and 4.1 from 210Pb (CIC) method. A sediment mixing coefficient rate was calculated using chlorophyll-a profile (9.5 cm2).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)593-596
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2010


  • Brazil
  • Pb
  • Pu
  • Ra

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Pollution
  • Spectroscopy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis


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