Radionuclide concentrations in macroalgae and sediment samples from the Bosphorus
Sayhan Topçuoglu, Nurdan Güngör
Çekmece Nuclear Research and Training Center. P.O.Box 1, Atatürk Airport, 34831, Istanbul, TURKEY
The paper reports 134Cs, 137Cs and 40K radionuclide concentrations in macroalgae and sediment samples collected from the Bosphorus of Turkey. They were determined during the period of 1989-1990. The highest accumulation of 137Cs radionuclide was found in Enteromorpha linza species. The 134Cs and 137Cs levels reached peak values in all sediment samples collected from Sarıyer. The results showed that the Sarıyer station was the most contaminated among all the stations of the Bosphorus.
Keywords: Bosphorus, radionuclide, macroalgae, sediment