Name: Matt

Bio: I am Ph.D. Candidate working with Dr. Ian Clark in the Department of Earth Science at the University of Ottawa. My research focuses on the environmental geochemistry of iodine and the radioactive isotope iodine-129. This work involves characterizing a 129I baseline in the Canadian Arctic and applying this to the transport and sources of 129I to remote regions as well as to long term radioactive waste disposal. I also work on the transport and fate of 129I from the Fukushima Daichii Nuclear Accident. At this Goldschmidt I’ll be found in aqueous and isotope geochemistry sessions listening to all of the great work that has been going on, and blogging about what I learn at my EGU network blog, GeoSphere. I’ll also be tweeting as @GeoHerod. My own talk is in session 18j: Geochemical and Biological Fate of Anthropogenic Radionuclides. I’ll be speaking on Thursday afternoon about my work on the rainout of 129I from Fukushima and its transfer into groundwater on the west coast of Canada.

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