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ACP | Articles | Volume 20, issue 9
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 5759–5769, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-5759-2020
© Author(s) 2020. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 5759–5769, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-5759-2020
© Author(s) 2020. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 14 May 2020

Research article | 14 May 2020

Measurements and modeling of airborne plutonium in Subarctic Finland between 1965 and 2011

Susanna Salminen-Paatero et al.

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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (30 Mar 2020) by Manvendra K. Dubey
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ED: Publish as is (09 Apr 2020) by Manvendra K. Dubey
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We measured concentrations and isotope ratios of plutonium in air filters collected in Finnish Lapland in 1965–2011. Radioactive-contamination sources were global nuclear-testing fallout and the Fukushima and SNAP-9A accidents. Both real and hypothetical nuclear accidents were studied with atmospheric-dispersion modeling. The radioactive-contamination effect on Finnish Lapland would be minor from an intended nuclear power plant and negligible from a floating nuclear reactor in the Barents Sea.
We measured concentrations and isotope ratios of plutonium in air filters collected in Finnish...
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