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Title: A Recent Study on 137Cs Activities in Surface Soils over the Eastern Part of the Black Sea Coast of Turkey

Abstract

In this study, 137Cs specific activities were measured in surface soil samples collected from undisturbed areas over the eastern part of the Black Sea coast line of Turkey, between Trabzon and Hopa, in August 2004 and January 2005. A total number of 41 surface soil samples were counted using an HpGe spectrometer system. The results indicate that 137Cs levels show a large variation over the coast ranging between 10 Bq/kg and 1000 Bq/kg. The soil activities are generally higher in the eastern part of the coast. Exposure rates above the ground surface due to 137Cs activity in soil estimated to vary between 0.1mR/s and 9 mR/s.

Authors:
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  1. Department of Physics, Kocaeli University, Umuttepe 41380, Kocaeli (Turkey)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21057265
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: 10.1063/1.2733472; (c) 2007 American Institute of Physics; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; BLACK SEA; CESIUM 137; DOSE RATES; GAMMA SPECTROSCOPY; HIGH-PURITY GE DETECTORS; RADIOACTIVITY; SHORES; SOILS; TURKEY; VARIATIONS

Citation Formats

Duran, S., Gueray, R. T., Yalcin, C., and Oezkan, N. A Recent Study on 137Cs Activities in Surface Soils over the Eastern Part of the Black Sea Coast of Turkey. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.1063/1.2733472.
Duran, S., Gueray, R. T., Yalcin, C., & Oezkan, N. A Recent Study on 137Cs Activities in Surface Soils over the Eastern Part of the Black Sea Coast of Turkey. United States. doi:10.1063/1.2733472.
Duran, S., Gueray, R. T., Yalcin, C., and Oezkan, N. Mon . "A Recent Study on 137Cs Activities in Surface Soils over the Eastern Part of the Black Sea Coast of Turkey". United States. doi:10.1063/1.2733472.
@article{osti_21057265,
title = {A Recent Study on 137Cs Activities in Surface Soils over the Eastern Part of the Black Sea Coast of Turkey},
author = {Duran, S. and Gueray, R. T. and Yalcin, C. and Oezkan, N.},
abstractNote = {In this study, 137Cs specific activities were measured in surface soil samples collected from undisturbed areas over the eastern part of the Black Sea coast line of Turkey, between Trabzon and Hopa, in August 2004 and January 2005. A total number of 41 surface soil samples were counted using an HpGe spectrometer system. The results indicate that 137Cs levels show a large variation over the coast ranging between 10 Bq/kg and 1000 Bq/kg. The soil activities are generally higher in the eastern part of the coast. Exposure rates above the ground surface due to 137Cs activity in soil estimated to vary between 0.1mR/s and 9 mR/s.},
doi = {10.1063/1.2733472},
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}
}