First measurements of Pu and Pu/Cs activity ratio in Montenegro soil

Antovic, Nevenka; Vukotic, Perko; Svrkota, Nikola; Andrukhovich, Sergey
July 2012
Journal of Radioanalytical & Nuclear Chemistry;Jul2012, Vol. 293 Issue 1, p299
Academic Journal
Plutonium-238 (Pu) activity concentrations in soil samples from Montenegro (six samples from three localities) have been measured for the first time. The Pu/Cs activity ratio was determined on the basis of alpha and gamma-spectrometric measurements, and found to be with an average of 0.0006 and standard deviation of 0.0003. By using the activity ratios determined in the present study, Pu activity concentrations were estimated for three localities in the central: one in the northern, and two in the eastern part of Montenegro.


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