Carbon-14 levels in the vicinity of the Lithuanian nuclear power plant Ignalina

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Carbon-14 levels in the vicinity of the Lithuanian nuclear power plant Ignalina have been investigated. During 2001-2004, approximately 70 samples were collected and analysed using accelerator mass spectrometry. The study included samples of leaves, grass, moss, soil and aquatic plants, covering a distance up to 32 km from the power plant. The highest C-14 specific activities were found in soil samples from moss-covered sites close to the power plant, probably indicating the release of particulate material. The results are compared with those from studies around other types of reactors also investigated within the project. (c) 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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  • Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Medical Imaging

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  • Ignalina nuclear power plant, carbon-14, moss, soil, AMS, aquatic plants
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)530-535
JournalNuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research. Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms
Volume259
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes