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Spatial distribution of gamma radiation levels in surface soils from Jaduguda uranium mineralization zone, Jharkhand, India, using γ-ray spectrometry, and determination of outdoor dose to the population.

Maharana M, Krishnan N, Sengupta D - J Med Phys (2010)

Bottom Line: The concentrations of natural radionuclides in surface soil samples around selected villages of Jaduguda were investigated and compared with the radioactivity level in the region.The average absorbed dose rate in the study area was estimated to be 72.5 nGy h-1, where as the annual effective dose to the population was 0.09 mSv y-1.The results of the present study were subsequently compared with international and national recommended values.

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Affiliation: Department of Geology & Geophysics, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, West Bengal, India.

ABSTRACT
The concentrations of natural radionuclides in surface soil samples around selected villages of Jaduguda were investigated and compared with the radioactivity level in the region. Concentrations of (238)U, (232)Th, and (40)K were determined by a gamma ray spectrometer using the HPGe detector with 50% relative efficiency, and the radiation dose to the local population was estimated. The average estimated activity concentrations of (238)U, (232)Th, and (40)K in the surface soil were 53.8, 44.2 and 464.2 Bq kg(-1) respectively. The average absorbed dose rate in the study area was estimated to be 72.5 nGy h-1, where as the annual effective dose to the population was 0.09 mSv y-1. A correlation analysis was made between measured dose rate and individual radionuclides, in order to delineate the contribution of the respective nuclides towards dose rate. The radio-elemental concentrations of uranium, thorium and potassium estimated for the soils, in the study area, indicated the enrichment of uranium series nuclide. The results of the present study were subsequently compared with international and national recommended values.

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The 3D plots of Isodose map of Jaduguda showing the sampling villages
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Figure 0007: The 3D plots of Isodose map of Jaduguda showing the sampling villages

Mentions: The terrestrial gamma dose rates at each sampling village are plotted using SURFER (software version 8). Figure 7 shows the 3D plot of the computer-generated gamma Isodose map of the region studied. The enhanced activity areas are indicated with higher peak regions in the plotted map.


Spatial distribution of gamma radiation levels in surface soils from Jaduguda uranium mineralization zone, Jharkhand, India, using γ-ray spectrometry, and determination of outdoor dose to the population.

Maharana M, Krishnan N, Sengupta D - J Med Phys (2010)

The 3D plots of Isodose map of Jaduguda showing the sampling villages
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Figure 0007: The 3D plots of Isodose map of Jaduguda showing the sampling villages
Mentions: The terrestrial gamma dose rates at each sampling village are plotted using SURFER (software version 8). Figure 7 shows the 3D plot of the computer-generated gamma Isodose map of the region studied. The enhanced activity areas are indicated with higher peak regions in the plotted map.

Bottom Line: The concentrations of natural radionuclides in surface soil samples around selected villages of Jaduguda were investigated and compared with the radioactivity level in the region.The average absorbed dose rate in the study area was estimated to be 72.5 nGy h-1, where as the annual effective dose to the population was 0.09 mSv y-1.The results of the present study were subsequently compared with international and national recommended values.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Geology & Geophysics, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, West Bengal, India.

ABSTRACT
The concentrations of natural radionuclides in surface soil samples around selected villages of Jaduguda were investigated and compared with the radioactivity level in the region. Concentrations of (238)U, (232)Th, and (40)K were determined by a gamma ray spectrometer using the HPGe detector with 50% relative efficiency, and the radiation dose to the local population was estimated. The average estimated activity concentrations of (238)U, (232)Th, and (40)K in the surface soil were 53.8, 44.2 and 464.2 Bq kg(-1) respectively. The average absorbed dose rate in the study area was estimated to be 72.5 nGy h-1, where as the annual effective dose to the population was 0.09 mSv y-1. A correlation analysis was made between measured dose rate and individual radionuclides, in order to delineate the contribution of the respective nuclides towards dose rate. The radio-elemental concentrations of uranium, thorium and potassium estimated for the soils, in the study area, indicated the enrichment of uranium series nuclide. The results of the present study were subsequently compared with international and national recommended values.

No MeSH data available.