The use of diffusive gradients in thin films (DGT) for monitoring U and other trace metals in freshwater creeks potentially impacted by mining activities

Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2004

Internal Report 494
Wagner K
Supervising Scientist Division

About the report

This report summarises data for radionuclide concentrations in aquatic animals that have been collected by the Environmental Research Institute of the Supervising Scientist (eriss) for Mudginberri Billabong (beginning in May 2000) and Sandy Billabong (commencing in October 2002). The report also presents some historical data for mussels and fish collected during the 1980s and 1990s, see Table 1 for details. The main purpose of this report is to act as a record and data summary to help with the full analysis of the data. Although some preliminary discussion of the results is presented here, significant analysis, including statistical and modelling analysis, remains to be carried out. The results of this analysis and modelling work will be presented in subsequent publications.