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Title: Releases of natural radioactivity from British steel plants
Author: Environment Agency
Document Type: Monograph
The report presents a compilation and review of information on the radioactive wastes arising from the operation of British Steel plants at Llanwem B and C, Port Talbot, Scunthorpe and Redcar. The radioactivity is attributable to the natural radioactivity present in low concentrations in the raw materials used in the steel making process. During the process, some of the radioactive species, particularly Pb-210 and Po-210 are concentrated into waste streams, including off-gases discharged from the stacks and solid wastes which are disposed to landfill.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: 1998
Publication Place: Great Bookham
Subject Keywords: Radioactive pollutantsAir pollutionSolid wastesSteelIndustrial emissionIndustrial pollutants
Geographic Keywords: EnglandWales
Extent: 30
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