publication . Article . 2016

Natural Radionuclides in Soil Profiles Surrounding the Largest Coal-Fired Power Plant in Serbia

A Bosko Gajic; N Milan Tanic; D Snezana Dragovic; Z Marko Dakovic; J Ljiljana Jankovic-Mandic; Goran Bačić;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2016
  • Country: Serbia
Abstract
This study evaluates the influence of the largest Serbian coal-fired power plant on radionuclide concentrations in soil profiles up to 50 cm in depth. Thirty soil profiles were sampled from the plant surroundings (up to 10 km distance) and analyzed using standard methods for soil physicochemical properties and gamma ray spectrometry for specific activities of natural radionuclides (40K, 226Ra and 232Th). Spatial and vertical distribution of radionuclides was determined and analyzed to show the relations between the specific activities in the soil and soil properties and the most influential factors of natural radionuclide variability were identified. The radiolo...
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free text keywords: natural radioactivity, gamma ray spectrometry, soil property, principal component analysis, radiological risk, dose assessment, Nuclear Energy and Engineering, Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality, Radionuclide, Environmental science, Coal fired power plant, Waste management, lcsh:Nuclear and particle physics. Atomic energy. Radioactivity, lcsh:QC770-798
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MESTD| Biomarkers in neurodegenerative and malignant processes
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  • Funder: Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of Republic of Serbia (MESTD)
  • Project Code: 41005
  • Funding stream: Integrated and Interdisciplinary Research (IIR or III)
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MESTD| Advanced technologies for monitoring and environmental protection from chemical pollutants and radiation burden
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  • Funder: Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of Republic of Serbia (MESTD)
  • Project Code: 43009
  • Funding stream: Integrated and Interdisciplinary Research (IIR or III)
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