Radioecological Monitoring to the South Caucasus' Rivers as a Tool for Early Warning System

  • Anna Nalbandyan
  • Armen Saghatelyan
Part of the NATO Science for Peace and Security Series book series (NAPSB)

This paper highlights research data on river water radioactivity and radionuclide composition for 2006 obtained for Armenia's section of Rivers Kura-Araks basin. The research outcomes evidenced low radioactivity of the studied river waters. For the entire studied period, radionuclide composition was dominated by naturally occurring 40K and 226Ra.


gamma-spectrometry radioactivity radionuclide composition river water 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anna Nalbandyan
    • 1
  • Armen Saghatelyan
    • 1
  1. 1.The Center for EcologicalNoosphere Studies of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of ArmeniaYerevanRepublic of Armenia

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