Radioactivity Analysis for Reliability Assessment in the Environmental Samples

Title & Authors
Radioactivity Analysis for Reliability Assessment in the Environmental Samples
Kang, Tae-Woo; Hong, Kyung-Ae;

Abstract
The objective of this research was to assess the reliability of data and to improve nuclear analytical techniques concerning the Domestic Radioactivity Intercomparison program for environmental radioactivity monitoring of Jeju from 1998 to 2006. Gross beta for filter papers and water samples was determined, and gamma nuclides for natural and artificial nuclides in soil and water samples were analyzed. The gross beta activity of all samples except for the water samples of 1998 and 1999 showed a good agreement within the confidence intervals. In gamma nuclides, $\small{^{40}K}$ and $\small{^{137}Cs}$ of soil samples and most nuclides in the water samples, with the exception of several nuclides, were evaluated to be reliable. Based on these results, it is considered that a reliable method for the analysis and monitoring of environmental radioactivity were established, which may play an important role in case of emergency radiation accident.
Keywords
Radioactivity analysis;reliability assessment;gross beta;gamma nuclide$\small{^{40}K}$;$\small{^{137}Cs}$;
Language
Korean
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