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Title: Environmental Radioactivity Measurements in Harran Plain of Sanliurfa, Turkey

Abstract

This study aims to assess the environmental radioactivity levels of Harran Plain located within the boundaries of the south-eastern province of Sanliurfa, Turkey. In addition to being at the center of Turkey's major irrigation and development project (South Eastern Anatolian Project, GAP), this 1500 km2 region is famous for its historic attractions. The outdoor gamma dose rates were measured at selected points of the study area using a plastic scintillator. The activity concentrations in the soil samples collected from the study area were determined by gamma spectrometry for the natural radionuclides 238U, 232Th and 40K and the fission product 137Cs. The gross alpha and beta activities in the water samples collected from the region was measured using a low-level gamma spectrometry device. A comparison of the measurement results obtained in this study with those of national and world averages are presented in graphical and tabular forms.

Authors:
;  [1];  [2]
  1. Harran University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Department of Physics, Osmanbey Campus, 63300, Sanliurfa (Turkey)
  2. TAEK, Cekmece Nuclear Research and Training Centre, Altinsehir Yolu 5. km, Halkali, 34303 Istanbul (Turkey)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21057170
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 899; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: 6. international conference of the Balkan Physical Union, Istanbul (Turkey), 22-26 Aug 2006; Other Information: DOI: 10.1063/1.2733204; (c) 2007 American Institute of Physics; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; CESIUM 137; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; DOSE RATES; ENVIRONMENTAL MATERIALS; FISSION PRODUCTS; GAMMA SPECTROMETERS; GAMMA SPECTROSCOPY; NATURAL RADIOACTIVITY; PLASTIC SCINTILLATORS; POTASSIUM 40; SOILS; SOLID SCINTILLATION DETECTORS; THORIUM 232; TURKEY; URANIUM 238; WATER

Citation Formats

Bozkurt, A., Yorulmaz, N., and Kam, E. Environmental Radioactivity Measurements in Harran Plain of Sanliurfa, Turkey. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.1063/1.2733204.
Bozkurt, A., Yorulmaz, N., & Kam, E. Environmental Radioactivity Measurements in Harran Plain of Sanliurfa, Turkey. United States. doi:10.1063/1.2733204.
Bozkurt, A., Yorulmaz, N., and Kam, E. Mon . "Environmental Radioactivity Measurements in Harran Plain of Sanliurfa, Turkey". United States. doi:10.1063/1.2733204.
@article{osti_21057170,
title = {Environmental Radioactivity Measurements in Harran Plain of Sanliurfa, Turkey},
author = {Bozkurt, A. and Yorulmaz, N. and Kam, E.},
abstractNote = {This study aims to assess the environmental radioactivity levels of Harran Plain located within the boundaries of the south-eastern province of Sanliurfa, Turkey. In addition to being at the center of Turkey's major irrigation and development project (South Eastern Anatolian Project, GAP), this 1500 km2 region is famous for its historic attractions. The outdoor gamma dose rates were measured at selected points of the study area using a plastic scintillator. The activity concentrations in the soil samples collected from the study area were determined by gamma spectrometry for the natural radionuclides 238U, 232Th and 40K and the fission product 137Cs. The gross alpha and beta activities in the water samples collected from the region was measured using a low-level gamma spectrometry device. A comparison of the measurement results obtained in this study with those of national and world averages are presented in graphical and tabular forms.},
doi = {10.1063/1.2733204},
journal = {AIP Conference Proceedings},
number = 1,
volume = 899,
place = {United States},
year = {Mon Apr 23 00:00:00 EDT 2007},
month = {Mon Apr 23 00:00:00 EDT 2007}
}