USGS highlighted ENTX Student Alumni, Ryan Cleary’s thesis research:
Small Mammal Bioaccumulation of Contaminants and Radioactivity near a Mixed Low-level Radioactive and Hazardous Chemical Waste Site—Science to Understand Wildlife Exposure to Environmental Contaminants
Pilot-study results document the presence, concentrations, and distribution of polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), and tritium in small mammals, insects, plants, and soils adjacent to a mixed low-level radioactive and hazardous chemical waste site near Beatty, Nevada, and provide a better understanding of potential exposure pathways.
Cleary, R.S., A. Karnjanapiboonwong, W.A. Thompson, S.J. Lasee, S. Subbiah, R.K. Kauble, B.J. Andraski, and T.A. Anderson. 2020. Emerging and historical contaminants detected in desert rodents collected near a low-level radioactive waste site. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. DOI: 10.1002/etc.4715