Atmospheric particles in the central coastal zone of the Gulf of Mexico, Laguna Verde area, Veracruz, Mexico

S. SALAZAR. L., C. ALVAREZ D., R. MENDOZA M., J. A. PÉREZ A., M. A. CASTELLANOS ROMÁN, B. GÓMEZ L.

Abstract

The results of mass concentration of atmospheric particles collected by low volume samplers in sixteen monitoring stations of the Environmental Radiological Monitoring Network from Laguna Verde Nucleoelectric Plant, from 1991 to 1993, are reported. The levels of the yearly average mass concentrations were in a range of 22.6 µg/m3 ± 5.0 µg/m3 to 107.8 µg /m3 ± 3.7 µg/m3. Spacial variability is explained through the location of the stations, anthropogenic and natural influences. There were no significant differences in the average concentration over time. Moreover, the preliminary results of the chemical composition obtained by X Ray Fluorescence analysis are presented.

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