Strontium Fixation by Lime Contained in Soils

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Science  10 Jul 1964:
Vol. 145, Issue 3628, pp. 154-155
DOI: 10.1126/science.145.3628.154


The suitability of soils for the disposal of radioactive strontium waste products is determined in part by the amount and properties of calcium carbonate in the soil. Analyses of the strontium ion concentrations in the effluent solution of soil columns and x-ray diffraction patterns suggest that a fraction of the strontium ions is precipitated as strontium carbonate.