Transfer of Radiocaesium in uncultivated Pastures in the Faroe Islands

Hans Pauli Joensen, Trygvi Vestergaard

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Abstract

The transfer of caesium from soil to plants and further to lamb has been investigated in nine uncultivated pastures distributed over the country. Results for 1990 and 1991 are presented. The content of caesium in the 0-10cm soil layer is practically the same both years. A decreasing trend is observed from 1990 to 1991 for the content of caesium in lamb and grass. An investigation of the time variation of Cs-137 in grass in the growing season show the highest concentration in August. The transfer factors are slightly lower in 1991 than in 1990.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe sixth Nordic radio-ecological seminar
Subtitle of host publication Torshavn, Faroe Islands,14-18 June 1992
Place of PublicationRoskilde
Pages1-9
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 1992

Publication series

NameNordic radio-ecological seminar
Number6

Keywords

  • Faroe Islands
  • Radioactivity
  • Caesium
  • Soil
  • Grass
  • Lamb
  • Transfer factor
  • Concentration ratio
  • Pasture

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