Levels of 137Cs in muddy sediments of the seabed of the Bay of Cadiz, Spain. Part I. Vertical and spatial distribution of activities.

@article{Ligero2005LevelsO1,
  title={Levels of 137Cs in muddy sediments of the seabed of the Bay of Cadiz, Spain. Part I. Vertical and spatial distribution of activities.},
  author={R A Ligero and Manuel Barrera and Magdalena Casas-Ruiz},
  journal={Journal of environmental radioactivity},
  year={2005},
  volume={80 1},
  pages={75-86}
}
This is the first of a two-part paper. This first part describes a detailed study conducted of the spatial and vertical distribution of the concentration of the radionuclide (137)Cs, utilising columns of sediment extracted from the seabed of the Bay of Cadiz (Spain) as specimens. The activity concentrations have been measured by means of gamma spectrometry using a HPGe detector and (137)Cs is used as an indicator of the sedimentation and contamination processes in the zone. At the same time the… CONTINUE READING