The principal objective of this study was to assess whether radioactivity concentrations in a wide range of environmental materials from the Lough were enhanced above general levels found elsewhere along the east and north-east coasts of Ireland. Other objectives included an examination of gamma dose rates in air over inter-tidal sediments throughout the Lough and an examination of coastal soils to determine the extent of sea-to-land transfer of plutonium and , by inference, americium.
Mitchell, P I; Vives i Batlle, J; Ryan, T P;  McEnri, C; Long, S; O`Colmain, M; Cunningham, J D;  Caulfield, J J; Larmour, R A; Ledgerwood, F K 
- University Coll., Dublin (Ireland). Dept. of Physics
- Radiological Protection Institue of Ireland, Dublin 14, (Ireland)
- Environment Service, Department of the Environment for Northern Ireland, Belfast (United Kingdom)