Radioanalytical procedures for the separation and determination of alpha, beta and X emitters in environmental samples of a nuclear power plant before decommissioning

Corrado Testa, Donatella Desideri, Maria Assunta Meli, Carla Roselli, Giulio Queirazza, Sandro Bazzarri

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Before any Nuclear Power Plant decommissioning action it is often necessary to evaluate the environment radiological state (zero point). In this paper some radioanalytical techniques are described for the separation and determination of alpha [238Pu and239(240)Pu], beta (90Sr,63Ni and241Pu) and X emitters (55Fe,59Ni) in foodstuffs, soils, river and sea sediments, sands and liquid effluents together with the relevant corrosion suspended particulated matter. All the results of the investigation are also reported and discussed. © 1993.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)403 - 417
Number of pages15
JournalScience of the Total Environment
Issue numberC
Publication statusPublished - 25 Mar 1993
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Pollution

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