A recent study on <SUP>137</SUP>Cs activities in surface soils over the eastern part of the Black Sea coast of Turkey

Duran S., Gueray R. T., Yalgcin C., Oezkan N.

6th International Conference of the Balkan-Physical-Union, İstanbul, Turkey, 22 - 26 August 2006, pp.731 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.731
  • Kocaeli University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, Cs-137 specific activities were measured in surface soil samples collected from undisturbed areas over the eastern part of the Black Sea coast line of Turkey, between Trabzon and Hopa, in August 2004 and January 2005. A total number of 41 surface soil samples were counted using an HpGe spectrometer system. The results indicate that Cs-137 levels show a large variation over the coast ranging between 10 Bq/kg and 1000 Bq/kg. The soil activities are generally higher in the eastern part of the coast. Exposure rates above the ground surface due to Cs-137 activity in soil estimated to vary between 0.1 mR/s and 9 mR/s.