Lerebours, A.; Smith, J.T.

Water chemistry of seven lakes in Belarus and Ukraine 2014 to 2016

Data comprise water chemistry measurements (major alkali and alkali-earth element water concentrations and trace element concentrations) recorded over two years at seven lakes in Belarus and Ukraine at distances from 1.5 to 225 km of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant (CNPP). The lakes include Glubokoye, Yanovsky lakes and Cooling Pond (high (H) contaminated lakes), Svyatoye Lake (medium (M) contaminated lake) and Stoyacheye, Dvoriche and Gorova lakes (low (L) contaminated lakes).

Publication date: 2019-03-06

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This dataset is made available under the terms of the Open Government Licence

Format of the dataset : Comma-separated values (CSV)

You must cite: Lerebours, A.; Smith, J.T. (2019). Water chemistry of seven lakes in Belarus and Ukraine 2014 to 2016. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/b29d8ab8-9aa7-4f63-a03d-4ed176c32bf3

 

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Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
2014-01-01    to    2016-12-31

Supplemental information

Other useful information regarding this dataset:

Impact of Environmental Radiation on the Health and Reproductive Status of Fish from Chernobyl. Adélaïde Lerebours, Dmitri Gudkov, Liubov Nagorskaya, Alexander Kaglyan, Viktor Rizewski, Andrey Leshchenko, Elizabeth H. Bailey, Adil Bakir, Svetlana Ovsyanikova, Gennady Laptev, and Jim T. Smith. Environmental Science & Technology 2018 52 (16), 9442-9450. DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.8b02378

Provenance & quality

After filtration on a 0.2 micrometre mesh size filter and acidification (2% v/v of HNO3 65% trace metal grade, Sigma), major alkali and alkali-earth element water concentrations (Na, Mg, S, K and Ca in mg/L, mean ± SD, n = 3 per lake) and trace elements concentrations (As, Sr, Cd, Cs, Pb and U in micro g/L, mean +/- SD, n = 3 per lake) were measured in the 7 lakes with quadrupole-based ICP-MS system (Model iCAPQ; Thermo Scientific) equipped with CCTED, ‘collision cell mode’ (7% Hydrogen in Helium) with kinetic energy discrimination (KED) to eliminate polyatomic interferences. Samples entered the ICP-QMS through an auto-sampler (Cetac ASX-520) via a nebuliser (Thermo-Fisher Scientific; 1mL min-1) and spray chamber. Internal standards were introduced to the sample stream via a separate line including Ge (50 micro g/L), Rh (20 micro g/L) and Ir (10 micro g/L) in 2% HNO3. Two sets of external mulit-element calibration standards for major elements (0-30 mg/L) and trace elements (0-100 micrograms per litre) were prepared from Certiprep(TM) multi-element stock solutions.
After filtration on a 0.45 micrometre mesh size filter and preservation (1% v/v of ZnCl2 50% w/v), concentrations of inorganic macronutrients (NO3-, NO2- and PO43- in μg/L, mean +/- SD, n = 3 per lake) were determined using a QuAAtro segmented flow nutrient analyser with autosampler (SEAL Analytical, UK). Analysis was done according to standard procedures.

Correspondence/contact details

Guler, Y.
University of Portsmouth
yasminguler@hotmail.com

Authors

Lerebours, A.
University of Portsmouth
Smith, J.T.
University of Portsmouth

Other contacts

Custodian
Environmental Information Data Centre
eidc@ceh.ac.uk
Publisher
NERC Environmental Information Data Centre
eidc@ceh.ac.uk

Spatial

Spatial representation type
Tabular (text)
Spatial reference system
WGS 84

Tags

Topic categories
Environment
Keywords
Radioecology