The distribution of tritium in the Dnieper River
Gudkov, D. I.; Kuzmenko, M. I.
One of the main radioactive components of liquid outlets from nuclear power plants, tritium, is not contained in water-treatment systems and thus enters the environment. Tritium was determined in water from various locations in the Dnieper River cascade of six reservoirs, and in the river upstream and downstream, during 1992-1993. Major sources of tritium inputs were identified. The levels of tritium found in the Dnieper system are substantially lower than concentrations permitted by international drinking water regulations.