Volume 40, May 2005ECORAD 2004
|Page(s)||S549 - S555|
|Published online||17 June 2005|
Natural radionuclides in bauxitic tailings (red-mud) in the Gulf of Corinth, Greece
Department of Geology, University of Patras, Patras 265 00, Greece
2 Department of Chemistry, University of Patras, Patras 265 00, Greece
An aluminum processing plant, which is located at the Antikyra Bay, at the northern margin of Corinth Gulf, is producing a high radioactive contamination in the marine environment, due to the discharge of bauxitic red mud tailings. The levels and the distribution of 238U, 232Th, 226Ra, 40K and 137Cs in marine sediments of the area have been determined. The results indicate that the seafloor of Antikyra bay and the basin of Gulf of Corinth are highly contaminated with 238U, 232Th and 226Ra. On the contrary, the red mud tailings induce depletion to the 40K and 137Cs concentrations in the area.
© EDP Sciences, 2005
Current usage metrics show cumulative count of Article Views (full-text article views including HTML views, PDF and ePub downloads, according to the available data) and Abstracts Views on Vision4Press platform.
Data correspond to usage on the plateform after 2015. The current usage metrics is available 48-96 hours after online publication and is updated daily on week days.
Initial download of the metrics may take a while.