[en]One of the most serious consequences of the Chernobyl accident was the greatest radioactive contamination of the biosphere including the soil cover. It is well known that a soil analysis is a principal systematic method to estimate the radioactivity level in the particular area since deposition pattern is determined by measuring activity in grass and soil. The aim of the present work is first to identify the level of the existing 137Cs contamination over Greece ten years after the Chernobyl accident. Secondly, a comparison between the 1986 137Cs - distribution and the present measured one in more - less the same areas of Greece, has been attempted. The 40k (0.0118% of natural K) concentration in soils as ratio 137Cs/ 40k has been, examined, even this ratio is not as constant in biological systems as the ratio Sr/Ca
Primary SubjectSPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS (C5221)
Secondary SubjectSPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS (C5100), GEOSCIENCES (B3140)
SourceEuropean Commission (CEC), Brussels (Belgium); International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna (Austria); World Health Organization, Geneva (Switzerland); 699 p; ISSN 1011-4289; ; Sep 1997; p. 18-22; International conference on one decade after Chernobyl: Summing up the consequences of the accident; Vienna (Austria); 8-12 Apr 1996; 10 refs, 2 figs, 1 tab.
Country/OrganizationInternational Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Descriptors (DEI)CESIUM 137, CHERNOBYLSK-4 REACTOR, ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS, FOOD CHAINS, GREECE, RADIOACTIVITY, REACTOR ACCIDENTS, SOILS
Descriptors (DEC)ACCIDENTS, BETA DECAY RADIOISOTOPES, BETA-MINUS DECAY RADIOISOTOPES, CESIUM ISOTOPES, DEVELOPING COUNTRIES, ENRICHED URANIUM REACTORS, EUROPE, GRAPHITE MODERATED REACTORS, INTERMEDIATE MASS NUCLEI, ISOTOPES, LWGR TYPE REACTORS, NUCLEI, ODD-EVEN NUCLEI, POWER REACTORS, RADIOISOTOPES, REACTORS, THERMAL REACTORS, WATER COOLED REACTORS, WESTERN EUROPE, YEARS LIVING RADIOISOTOPES