Radioactive contamination of tropical rainforest soils in Southern Costa Rica.

@article{Bossew2001RadioactiveCO,
  title={Radioactive contamination of tropical rainforest soils in Southern Costa Rica.},
  author={Peter Bossew and Friederike Strebl},
  journal={Journal of environmental radioactivity},
  year={2001},
  volume={53 2},
  pages={199-213}
}
Radionuclide content in soils from four locations in a tropical rainforest near Golfito in Southern Costa Rica was investigated. For comparison, two nearby locations in open grassland were also studied. From each site 5 soil cores down to a depth of 15 cm were taken. The median contamination with 137Cs was 584 Bq m-2 (reference date 1 January 1996) and the… CONTINUE READING