Natural Carbon-14 Activity of Organic Substances in Streams

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Science  13 Mar 1964:
Vol. 143, Issue 3611, pp. 1163-1164
DOI: 10.1126/science.143.3611.1163


Carbon-14 measurements made on organic contaminants extracted from streams show percentages of industrial waste and domestic sewage. The method, used previously for studies of the atmosphere, can be used in studies of pollution sources.