Natural and fallout radioactivity levels and radiation hazard evaluation in soil samples


KARATASLI M., Turhan S., VARINLIOGLU A., YEĞİNGİL Z.

ENVIRONMENTAL EARTH SCIENCES, cilt.75, 2016 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 75 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s12665-016-5414-y
  • Dergi Adı: ENVIRONMENTAL EARTH SCIENCES

Özet

The present study aims to obtain the baseline data on natural and fallout radioactivity and to evaluate radiation hazards caused by ionizing radiation emitted from Ra-226, Th-232, Rn-222, K-40 and Cs-137 in surface soil samples collected from Mersin province and Akkuyu nuclear power plant region. The activity concentrations of Ra-226, Th-232, K-40 and Cs-137 were measured using a gamma spectrometer with HPGe detector. The activity concentrations of Ra-226, Th-232, K-40 and Cs-137 varied from 14.1 +/- 0.7 to 65.4 +/- 2.9, 12.0 +/- 0.8-51.7 +/- 2.1, 172.2 +/- 15.8-511.1 +/- 37.8 and