Vera N. Kreshtapova and Gennady V. Chekin
After Wise Use – The Future of Peatlands, Proceedings of the 13th International Peat Congress: Chemical, Physical and Biological Characteristics of Peat
137cs, radioactive-contamination, transitional-bogs
Specific features of 137Cs accumulation, transformation, and migration in humus-peaty and peaty-gley soils of transitional bogs are discussed with reference to the southwestern part of Russian Federation, which was most heavily contaminated after the Chernobyl accident. It is concluded that bog soils accumulate 137Cs in the form of hardly movable compounds and, as a consequence, transitional bogs are transformed into critical ecosystems.