Study on Radioactive Contamination of Plant Nearby Nuclear Power Plant - Focused on Pinus thunbergii Parl. and Viburnum awabuki K. KOCH -

원전주변 지역 식물의 방사능 오탁에 관한 연구 - 해송과 아왜나무를 대상으로 -

  • Received : 2013.03.07
  • Accepted : 2013.06.11
  • Published : 2013.06.30


Generally, the radioactivity from NPP(Nuclear Power Plants) operation can be released below 3% of DRLs(Derived Release Limits) to environment. It was tried to understand which plant was efficient for absorbing radioactivity in this study. Pinus thunbergii Parl. and Viburnum awabuki K. KOCH were analyzed for radioisotope absorption. The samples were collected at three different locations depending on the distance from NPP at the vicinity 10km away, and 30km away. Gamma radionuclide was not detected from the samples, which means that the direct transition into the plant was not significant. Meanwhile, the very low level of radioactive tritium was detected in the samples. One remark was that every plant has different ability for tritium absorption. These results are expected to be applied to propagation and transplanting in radioactively contaminated area or reducing radioactivity in the soil and water near the plants.


Nuclear power plant;Radioactivity Contamination;Gamma Radiation Analysis;HTO


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