Special Issue: Environmental Management and Remediation of Radionuclide Contaminated Sites
• 大类 : 环境科学与生态学 - 2区
• 小类 : 环境科学 - 2区
Past manufacturing of radioisotopes has created complex environmental challenges of enormous scale and scope at many locations around the globe. Once released to the environment, the movement of radionuclides is influenced by the interplay of complex chemical reactions and physical processes that determine phase states and hydraulic drivers that affect spatial distribution and vertical migration. Many of these complex processes are not fully understood, particularly at system relevant conditions and spatio-temporal scales required to approximate the rate of radionuclide migration across critical habitat interfaces. The management of sites with long-lived radioisotopes presents a number of important challenges that span assessment, characterization, remedial action(s), and long-term monitoring to ensure the protection of the environment and human health. This virtual special issue will describe the current state of multidisciplinary science that advances knowledge of fundamental processes controlling radionuclide(s) behavior in the environment, as well as issues related to the safe management of complex contaminated sites.