Environmental radioactivity in Denmark in 1979

A. Aarkrog, Lars Bøtter-Jensen, Henning Dahlgaard, Heinz Johs. Max Hansen, Jørgen Emil Lippert, Sven Poul Nielsen, Karen Nilsson

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    Strontium-90 was determined in samples from all over the country of precipitation, ground water, lake and stream water, drinking water, sea water, dried milk, grain, bread, potatoes, vegetables, fruit, total diet, and human bone. Further more, Sr was determined in local samples of air, rain water, grass, sea plants, fish, and meat. Cesium-137 was determined in sea water, sediments, milk, grain products, potatoes, vegetables, fruit, total diet, sea plants, fish, and meat. Estimates of the mean contents of radiostrontium and radiocesium in the human diet in Denmark during 1979 are given. Tritium was determined in precipitation, ground water and sea water. Plutonium and americium were measured in sediments and sea plants. The y-background was measured regularly by TLD, ionization chamber and on site y-spectroscopy at locations around Rise, at ten of the State experimental farms along the coasts of the Great Belt and around Gyllingnas. The marine environments at Barsebäck and Ringhals were monitored for 137Cs and corrosion products (58Co, 60Co, 65Zn, 54Mn). Finally the report includes routine surveys of environmental samples from the Risø area.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationRisø
    PublisherRisø National Laboratory
    Number of pages168
    ISBN (Print)87-550-0686-8
    Publication statusPublished - 1980
    SeriesDenmark. Forskningscenter Risoe. Risoe-R


    • Risø-R-421


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