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Natural radioactivity&associated radiological health hazards in soil around Van Eck Power plant, Windhoek, Namibia

  title={Natural radioactivity\&associated radiological health hazards in soil around Van Eck Power plant, Windhoek, Namibia},
  author={Markus Vaefeni Hitila and Sylvanus A. Onjefu},
Primordial radionuclides such as uranium ( 238 U), thorium ( 232 Th), and potassium ( 40 K) and their progenies contained in coal can be a source of concern to the environment in a thermal coal-powered plant. In this study, the average activity concentrations of 226 Ra, 232 Th, and 40 K in the soil around the Van Eck coal-fired power plant in Namibia were determined by the means of the gamma-ray spectrometry technique. The obtained average activity concentrations in the studied soil samples… 

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