TRANSURANIC ISOTOPES AND 90Sr IN ATTIC DUST IN THE VICINITY OF TWO NUCLEAR ESTABLISHMENTS IN NORTHERN GERMANY

@article{SchmitzFeuerhake2003TRANSURANICIA,
  title={TRANSURANIC ISOTOPES AND 90Sr IN ATTIC DUST IN THE VICINITY OF TWO NUCLEAR ESTABLISHMENTS IN NORTHERN GERMANY},
  author={Inge Schmitz-Feuerhake and Jerzy W. Mietelski and Pawel Gaca},
  journal={Health Physics},
  year={2003},
  volume={84},
  pages={599-607}
}
Abstract— Attic dust was chosen as the test medium in order to search for traces of man-made bone seeking alpha and beta emitters. The samples were taken from 5 houses in the community of Elbmarsch situated at the river Elbe, adjacent to the Krümmel nuclear power plant and the nuclear research center of Geesthacht. Five houses in other regions of northern Germany were taken as a control. 238Pu, 239,240Pu, 241Am, and 244Cm were measured by alpha spectrometry after chemical separation… 
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