A new gamma spectral analysis algorithm for the determination of the origin of 137Cs contamination

O. Demény, L. Méray, J. Somlai, R. Bodnár, Zs Révay

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Abstract

The aim of the investigation was to determine whether the 137Cs contamination found in plants around the Paks Nuclear Power Plant in Paks, Hungary was a result of local emission or of the earlier Chernobyl accident. We distinguished between the two possibilities on the basis of the 134Cs/137Cs ratio. The 134Cs activities to be measured were extremely low, in some cases undetectable with conventional evaluation softwares. Therefore a special algorithm was used to determine the 134Cs/137Cs ratio. On the basis of the results it is evident, that the contamination originated from Chernobyl.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)311-314
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
Volume254
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Pollution
  • Spectroscopy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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