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Transfer of natural and man made radionuclides from plants to roe deer and farm animals

  • G. Haas
  • R. Schupfner
  • A. Müller
Application of Radioanalytical Techniques to Nuclear Safeguards and the Measurement of Environmental Radioactivity

Abstract

In this work the transfer behavior of long living radionuclides from the Thorium decay series (Ra-228, Th-228, Th-232) as well as of K-40 and Cs-137 is studied. In a small area of middle Europe (southeast Gemany) showing an increased Thorium content of soil the activity concentrations in samples of feed plants, farm animals, farm animal products, roe deer has been determined. The concentration ratios feed-to-animal tissue and to animal products are calculated indicating a significantly enhanced transfer from feed to roe deer tissues. Determinations of the activity concentrations in fish (carp), pig (tissues), egg, milk complete this examinations. Among all studied samples which are important for human nourishing eggs and carp cause the greatest exposure by ingestion.

Keywords

Radionuclide Thorium Activity Concentration Concentration Ratio Farm Animal 
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© Akadémiai Kiadó 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Haas
    • 1
  • R. Schupfner
    • 2
  • A. Müller
  1. 1.Institut für Biophysik und Physikalische BiochemieUniversität RegensburgRegensburgGermany
  2. 2.Laboratory for Environmental Radioactivity, Institut für Organische ChemieUniversität RegensburgRegensburgGermany

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