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Results of {sup 90}Sr and {sup 239+240}Pu, {sup 238}Pu, {sup 241}Am measurements in some samples of mushrooms and forest soil from Poland

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Abstract

Strontium-90, plutonium and americium activity concentrations in a few samples of forest soils, some species of mushrooms and fern leaves were determined. These results are compared with caesium activity concentrations in the same materials obtained in a previous work. Radiochemical procedures are described. The origin of the contamination (Chernobyl accident or nuclear test explosion release) is discussed. The {sup 90}Sr activity concentration ranges from 0.6 Bq/kg (mushroom samples) to 48.4 Bq/kg (fern leaves). For {sup 239+240}Pu, it ranges from not detected above background (mushrooms, fern) to 10.8 Bq/kg (humus layer of forest soil). The maximum concentration of {sup 241}Am is found to be 2.4 Bq/kg (humus sample) and for {sup 238}Pu it is 0.85 Bq/kg (also in the humus sample). (author). 12 refs, 9 figs, 7 tabs.
Authors:
Mietelski, J W; Larosa, J; Ghods, A [1] 
  1. Institute of Nuclear Physics, Cracow (Poland)
Publication Date:
Dec 31, 1992
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
INP-1575/B
Reference Number:
SCA: 220502; 570100; 560101; PA: AIX-26:005586; EDB-95:007545; SN: 95001299098
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 1992
Subject:
22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; 99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS//MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE; 61 RADIATION PROTECTION AND DOSIMETRY; FOREST LITTER; SURFACE CONTAMINATION; MUSHROOMS; RADIATION MONITORING; AMERICIUM 241; CHERNOBYLSK-4 REACTOR; FALLOUT; FISSION PRODUCT RELEASE; NUMERICAL DATA; PLUTONIUM 238; PLUTONIUM 239; PLUTONIUM 240; POLAND; RADIOACTIVITY; RADIOMETRIC ANALYSIS; RADIONUCLIDE MIGRATION; SAMPLE PREPARATION; STRONTIUM 90; TRANSFRONTIER CONTAMINATION; 220502; 570100; 560101; RADIOACTIVE EFFLUENTS; REAL ACCIDENTS; DOSIMETRY AND MONITORING
OSTI ID:
10102733
Research Organizations:
Institute of Nuclear Physics, Cracow (Poland)
Country of Origin:
Poland
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ON: DE95609898; TRN: PL9400585005586
Availability:
OSTI; NTIS; INIS
Submitting Site:
PLN
Size:
24 p.
Announcement Date:
Jun 30, 2005

Technical Report:

Citation Formats

Mietelski, J W, Larosa, J, and Ghods, A. Results of {sup 90}Sr and {sup 239+240}Pu, {sup 238}Pu, {sup 241}Am measurements in some samples of mushrooms and forest soil from Poland. Poland: N. p., 1992. Web.
Mietelski, J W, Larosa, J, & Ghods, A. Results of {sup 90}Sr and {sup 239+240}Pu, {sup 238}Pu, {sup 241}Am measurements in some samples of mushrooms and forest soil from Poland. Poland.
Mietelski, J W, Larosa, J, and Ghods, A. 1992. "Results of {sup 90}Sr and {sup 239+240}Pu, {sup 238}Pu, {sup 241}Am measurements in some samples of mushrooms and forest soil from Poland." Poland.
@misc{etde_10102733,
title = {Results of {sup 90}Sr and {sup 239+240}Pu, {sup 238}Pu, {sup 241}Am measurements in some samples of mushrooms and forest soil from Poland}
author = {Mietelski, J W, Larosa, J, and Ghods, A}
abstractNote = {Strontium-90, plutonium and americium activity concentrations in a few samples of forest soils, some species of mushrooms and fern leaves were determined. These results are compared with caesium activity concentrations in the same materials obtained in a previous work. Radiochemical procedures are described. The origin of the contamination (Chernobyl accident or nuclear test explosion release) is discussed. The {sup 90}Sr activity concentration ranges from 0.6 Bq/kg (mushroom samples) to 48.4 Bq/kg (fern leaves). For {sup 239+240}Pu, it ranges from not detected above background (mushrooms, fern) to 10.8 Bq/kg (humus layer of forest soil). The maximum concentration of {sup 241}Am is found to be 2.4 Bq/kg (humus sample) and for {sup 238}Pu it is 0.85 Bq/kg (also in the humus sample). (author). 12 refs, 9 figs, 7 tabs.}
place = {Poland}
year = {1992}
month = {Dec}
}