Cesium-134 in Alaskan Eskimos and in Fallout

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Science  04 Oct 1963:
Vol. 142, Issue 3588, pp. 66-67
DOI: 10.1126/science.142.3588.66


Whole-body counts of Alaskan Eskimos during the summer of 1962 showed the presence of cesium-134 as well as cesium-137. Cesium-134 was also found in reindeer and caribou meat; this finding was confirmed through coincidence counting. There was generally about 1 percent as much cesium-134 as there was cesium-137. Cesium-134 was also found on air filters collected at Richland, Washington. The appearance of cesium-134 seems to be world-wide and continuing.