MONITORING OF RADIONUCLIDE CONCENTRATIONS IN MARINE ALGAE, MUSSEL AND SEDIMENT SAMPLES FROM THE TURKISH MARINE ENVIRONMENT DURING THE PERIOD OF 2001-2009

Monitoring of radionuclide concentrations in marine algae, mussel and sediment samples from the Turkish marine environment during the period of 2001-2009

Sayhan Topçuoğlu, Halim Aytekin Ergül, Murat Belivermiş, Önder Kılıç

Istanbul University, Faculty of Science, Radiobiology Section of Biology Department, 34134 Vezneciler, Istanbul, TURKEY
Kocaeli University, Faculty of Art and Science, Department of Biology, Izmit, TURKEY

Abstract

The anthropogenic and natural radionuclide concentrations were reviewed in marine algae, mussel and sediment samples were collected from Turkish marine environment in 2001 to 2009. The results showed that, the concentration of 137Cs activity gradually decreased in tested all the samples than previous results. On the other hand, the natural radionuclide concentrations are slight increased during this time.

Keywords: Radionuclide, biota, sediment, Turkish marine environment

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