First measurements of 238Pu and 238Pu/137Cs activity ratio in Montenegro soil

  • Nevenka M. AntovicEmail author
  • Perko Vukotic
  • Nikola Svrkota
  • Sergey K. Andrukhovich


Plutonium-238 (238Pu) activity concentrations in soil samples from Montenegro (six samples from three localities) have been measured for the first time. The 238Pu/137Cs activity ratio was determined on the basis of alpha and gamma-spectrometric measurements, and found to be with an average of 0.0006 and standard deviation of 0.0003. By using the activity ratios determined in the present study, 238Pu activity concentrations were estimated for three localities in the central: one in the northern, and two in the eastern part of Montenegro.


238Pu activity 238Pu/137Cs ratio Soil Montenegro 



The authors gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Montenegrin Academy of Sciences and Arts.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nevenka M. Antovic
    • 1
    Email author
  • Perko Vukotic
    • 2
  • Nikola Svrkota
    • 3
  • Sergey K. Andrukhovich
    • 4
  1. 1.Faculty of Natural Sciences and MathematicsUniversity of MontenegroPodgoricaMontenegro
  2. 2.Montenegrin Academy of Sciences and ArtsPodgoricaMontenegro
  3. 3.Center for Ecotoxicological ResearchPodgoricaMontenegro
  4. 4.B. I. Stepanov Institute of Physics, National Academy of Sciences of BelarusMinskBelarus

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