Transfer of 137Cs in Faroese terrestrial environment 1990-2005

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Abstract

Activity concentration of 137Cs in soil, mixed grass and lamb meat has been monitored in semi-natural pastures in the Faroe Islands since 1990 (Figure 1). The monitoring is motivated by the fact that lamb meat is an important food component for the local people.

The report presents results for the years 1990-2005. Aggregated transfer factors and concentration ratios in the lamb food chain have been calculated. Observed concentration ratios are compared to values in the international literature and to values in the ECOSYS model used by the NKS PARDNOR working group.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationTórshavn
PublisherUniversity of the Faroe Islands. Faculty of Science and Technology
Number of pages14
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Publication series

NameNVDRit
No.11
Volume2009
ISSN (Print)1601-9741

Keywords

  • Radioactivity
  • Soil
  • Grass
  • Pasture
  • Lamb
  • Meat
  • Food chain
  • Transfer
  • Concentration ratio
  • Aggregated transfer

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