Analysis of radioactive particles from the Kola Bay area

R. Pöllänen (Corresponding Author), S. Klemola, Ikäheimonen Tarja, K. Rissanen, J. Juhanoja, Jari Likonen

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Abstract

Two types of radioactive particle were identified in marine sediment and lichen samples collected from the Kola Bay, NW Russia. The particles were identified by means of gamma-ray spectrometry and autoradiography, separated and subjected to various analysis techniques. Several complementary techniques are needed to characterise particle properties thoroughly. 137Cs was present in the sediment matrix in large (≈100 μm) greenish particles that were most probably pieces of paint. Although their element composition was heterogeneous, 137Cs was found to be evenly distributed. 60Co in the lichen matrix was present in small (≈1 μm) particles. No U or transuranium elements were detected in either type of particle.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)724-730
Number of pages7
JournalThe Analyst
Volume126
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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Pöllänen, R., Klemola, S., Tarja, I., Rissanen, K., Juhanoja, J., & Likonen, J. (2001). Analysis of radioactive particles from the Kola Bay area. The Analyst, 126(5), 724-730. https://doi.org/10.1039/B101099I
Pöllänen, R. ; Klemola, S. ; Tarja, Ikäheimonen ; Rissanen, K. ; Juhanoja, J. ; Likonen, Jari. / Analysis of radioactive particles from the Kola Bay area. In: The Analyst. 2001 ; Vol. 126, No. 5. pp. 724-730.
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Pöllänen, R, Klemola, S, Tarja, I, Rissanen, K, Juhanoja, J & Likonen, J 2001, 'Analysis of radioactive particles from the Kola Bay area', The Analyst, vol. 126, no. 5, pp. 724-730. https://doi.org/10.1039/B101099I

Analysis of radioactive particles from the Kola Bay area. / Pöllänen, R. (Corresponding Author); Klemola, S.; Tarja, Ikäheimonen; Rissanen, K.; Juhanoja, J.; Likonen, Jari.

In: The Analyst, Vol. 126, No. 5, 2001, p. 724-730.

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Pöllänen R, Klemola S, Tarja I, Rissanen K, Juhanoja J, Likonen J. Analysis of radioactive particles from the Kola Bay area. The Analyst. 2001;126(5):724-730. https://doi.org/10.1039/B101099I