Decontamination of Potato Tubers Containing Cesium-137

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Science  03 Apr 1964:
Vol. 144, Issue 3614, pp. 59-60
DOI: 10.1126/science.144.3614.59


Stirring for 16 hours at 26 ° to 35 ° C of peeled and sliced tubers in a solution consisting of 1.2 percent KCI and 0.16 percent NaCl and containing a cation-exchange resin in the mixed K+, Na+ form effected Cs187 removals exceeding 95 percent. Neither nutritional value nor palatability of the tubers was palatable) than normal tubers.