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On variations of volumetric activity of (90)Sr and (137)Cs in the Baltic Sea coastal waters near the shore of Lithuania in 2005-2009.

Styro D, Morkūnienė R, Daunaravičienė A - J Radioanal Nucl Chem (2012)

Bottom Line: The article presents the measurement results of the volumetric activity (VA) of artificial radionuclides (90)Sr and (137)Cs in the coastal waters of the Baltic Sea near the Curonian Peninsula in 2005-2009.Considerable variations in the VA of the radionuclide in individual measurements compared to the average results were observed.Besides, a possibility of penetration of radionuclides into the sea waters from the additional radioactive sources is not excluded.

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Affiliation: Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Saulėtekio Ave 11, LT-10223 Vilnius, Lithuania.

ABSTRACT

The article presents the measurement results of the volumetric activity (VA) of artificial radionuclides (90)Sr and (137)Cs in the coastal waters of the Baltic Sea near the Curonian Peninsula in 2005-2009. The annual average values for this period of time were 12 Bq/m(3) ((90)Sr) and 40 Bq/m(3) ((137)Cs). Considerable variations in the VA of the radionuclide in individual measurements compared to the average results were observed. The extreme values were 6 and 16 Bq/m(3) for (90)Sr and for (137)Cs-27 and 75 Bq/m(3). It is proposed to allow such variations under the influence of a variety of external factors such as hydro meteorological situations, inflowing rivers and bays, storm activity and etc. Besides, a possibility of penetration of radionuclides into the sea waters from the additional radioactive sources is not excluded.

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Mentions: Water samples (40 L) for the determination of 137Cs and 90Sr volumetric activity (VA) in the near-shore waters of the Baltic Sea (Juodkrante) were taken in 2005–2009 (Fig. 1). In 2008, water samples were taken near Pervalka and Nida. The temperature, specific electric conductivity, water current direction and wind direction were registered during the time of sampling.Fig. 1


On variations of volumetric activity of (90)Sr and (137)Cs in the Baltic Sea coastal waters near the shore of Lithuania in 2005-2009.

Styro D, Morkūnienė R, Daunaravičienė A - J Radioanal Nucl Chem (2012)

Observation stations
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Fig1: Observation stations
Mentions: Water samples (40 L) for the determination of 137Cs and 90Sr volumetric activity (VA) in the near-shore waters of the Baltic Sea (Juodkrante) were taken in 2005–2009 (Fig. 1). In 2008, water samples were taken near Pervalka and Nida. The temperature, specific electric conductivity, water current direction and wind direction were registered during the time of sampling.Fig. 1

Bottom Line: The article presents the measurement results of the volumetric activity (VA) of artificial radionuclides (90)Sr and (137)Cs in the coastal waters of the Baltic Sea near the Curonian Peninsula in 2005-2009.Considerable variations in the VA of the radionuclide in individual measurements compared to the average results were observed.Besides, a possibility of penetration of radionuclides into the sea waters from the additional radioactive sources is not excluded.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Saulėtekio Ave 11, LT-10223 Vilnius, Lithuania.

ABSTRACT

The article presents the measurement results of the volumetric activity (VA) of artificial radionuclides (90)Sr and (137)Cs in the coastal waters of the Baltic Sea near the Curonian Peninsula in 2005-2009. The annual average values for this period of time were 12 Bq/m(3) ((90)Sr) and 40 Bq/m(3) ((137)Cs). Considerable variations in the VA of the radionuclide in individual measurements compared to the average results were observed. The extreme values were 6 and 16 Bq/m(3) for (90)Sr and for (137)Cs-27 and 75 Bq/m(3). It is proposed to allow such variations under the influence of a variety of external factors such as hydro meteorological situations, inflowing rivers and bays, storm activity and etc. Besides, a possibility of penetration of radionuclides into the sea waters from the additional radioactive sources is not excluded.

No MeSH data available.