LEVELS OF CESIUM RADIONUCLIDES IN MOSSES IN THE EASTERN BLACK-SEA AREA OF TURKEY


VARINLIOGLU A., TOPCUOGLU S., KOSE A., KOPYA A., UZUN O., AZAR A., ...More

JOURNAL OF RADIOANALYTICAL AND NUCLEAR CHEMISTRY-LETTERS, vol.187, no.6, pp.435-440, 1994 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 187 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 1994
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/bf02165773
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF RADIOANALYTICAL AND NUCLEAR CHEMISTRY-LETTERS
  • Page Numbers: pp.435-440

Abstract

Moss samples collected from the eastern Black Sea about 6.5 years after the Chernobyl accident have been analyzed for radiocesium activity. Cs-134 activity was also detected in all the samples beside Cs-137 radionuclide. The levels of total cesium activity in the mosses proved that the coastal zone in the eastern Black Sea region was highly contaminated.