Distribution and correlation of the natural radionuclides in a coal mine of the West Macedonia Lignite Center (Greece).

@article{Tsikritzis2008DistributionAC,
  title={Distribution and correlation of the natural radionuclides in a coal mine of the West Macedonia Lignite Center (Greece).},
  author={Lazaros Tsikritzis and M Fotakis and N Tzimkas and Nestoras Kolovos and Roussa Tsikritzi},
  journal={Journal of environmental radioactivity},
  year={2008},
  volume={99 2},
  pages={
          230-7
        }
}
The distribution and correlation of six natural nuclides in the West Macedonia Lignite Center, Northern Greece were studied. Fifty-five samples of lignite, aged from 1.8 to 5 million years, and corresponding steriles, beds of marls, clays and sands alternating with the lignite, were collected perpendicular to the mine benches and measured spectroscopically. The mean concentrations of (238)U and (226)Ra in lignites were found to be higher than that in steriles since these nuclides are associated… CONTINUE READING