Chernobyl fallout measurements in some Mediterranean biotas.

  title={Chernobyl fallout measurements in some Mediterranean biotas.},
  author={G. Barci and Jessica Dalmasso and G. Ardisson},
  journal={The Science of the total environment},
The radioactivity of various terrestrial vegetation leaves characteristic of Mediterranean countries has been measured after the Chernobyl accident. In addition, we paid particular attention to lichens and seaweed which are considered as bioindicators of radioactive contamination. Most measurements were performed non-destructively using both coaxial and planar HPGe detectors. For odd mass radionuclides having low energy lines, such as 125Sb or 141Ce the sensitivity of the planar HPGe detector… CONTINUE READING