Tritium Fact Sheets

Tritium is a radioactive form of hydrogen. It is a by-product of the nuclear fission process in a nuclear reactor, and also occurs naturally in the environment in very low concentrations. Most tritium in the environment is in the form of tritiated water, which easily moves about in the atmosphere, bodies of water, and in the soil and rock.

Tritum Fact Sheet
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Tritium - Radiological and Chemical Fact Sheet
Excerpt from Argonne National Laboratory's Radiological and Chemical Fact Sheets to Support Health Risk Analyses for Contaminated Areas. Argonne National Laboratory is one of the U.S. Department of Energy's national laboratories for science and engineering research.

Related Information

Cobalt-60:
http://www.epa.gov/radiation/radionuclides/cobalt.html
http://www.ead.anl.gov/pub/doc/Cobalt.pdf

Cesium-137:
http://www.epa.gov/radiation/radionuclides/cesium.html
http://www.ead.anl.gov/pub/doc/Cesium.pdf

Strontium-90:
http://www.epa.gov/radiation/radionuclides/strontium.html
http://www.ead.anl.gov/pub/doc/Strontium.pdf

Transuranic Elements:
www.ead.anl.gov/pub/doc/transuranics.pdf

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