Investigation of environmental radioactivity of wine cellars, watercourse and industrial waste

Tamás Gyorfi, Péter Raics

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Abstract

The aim of the investigations was to determine activity concentration of radioactive isotopes in soil samples collected from different provinces of Hungary.Earlier studies have proved that the 222Rn activity concentration is higher than permitted in some wine cellars. To investigate the reason for this phenomenon, the activity concentration of soil samples was measured.Analyzing 137Cs isotope activity in samples collected from the area of a watercourse it was possible to determine the silting-up rate.Activity concentrations were measured for red mud originating from an industrial disaster.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1235-1240
Number of pages6
JournalApplied Radiation and Isotopes
Volume69
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2011

Keywords

  • 137Cs
  • Gamma-spectrometry
  • NORM
  • Radon
  • Soil composition
  • TENORM

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation

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