Determination of Natural and Artificial Radionuclide Levels in Soils of Western and Southern Coastal Area of Turkey
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Soil samples were collected from western and southern region of Turkey in 1995 from 17 sampling stations of different depths. Natural and artificial radionuclide activity levels of soil samples of the western and southern sea in Turkey were previously reported about nine years after the Chernobyl accident. The aim of the study was to collect data for following up of the earlier study and to present result for distributions of radionuclides in soil samples of the western and southern regions of Turkey. 226Ra is in the range 19–276 Bq kg−1, 7–173 Bq kg−1 for 238U, 8–244 Bq kg−1 for 232Th, 86–1162 Bq kg−1 (dry wt.) for 40K and 137Cs activity result varies between 1.8–82 Bq kg−1 (dry wt.).
Keywordsradionuclides gamma isotopic analyses Cs-137 soil samples
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