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Hakonson T. E.
Health Physics: October 1975
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Attempts to assess the relative hazards (or lack of hazards) associated with plutonium dissemination to the environment emphasize the need for quantitative data to resolve the many unanswered questions regarding environmental plutonium behavior. This review summarizes most of the available data on plutonium in native terrestrial plants and animals and discusses some of the known and speculative mechanisms by which plutonium moves into biota. Factors which require consideration in preparing environmental plutonium safety evaluations are discussed.

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