Strontium-90 Concentration Factors of Lake Plankton, Macrophytes, and Substrates

Science  27 Jun 1969:
Vol. 164, Issue 3887, pp. 1517-1519
DOI: 10.1126/science.164.3887.1517


The ratio of concentration of strontium-90 in living and inert lake components to that in lake water (concentration factors) was determined for plankton, macrophytes, and substrates in eutrophic, mesotropric-eutrophic, and dystrophic Latgalian lakes. Concentration factors of strontium-90 in aquatic organisms and substrates are higher in a dystrophic lake than in the other types.