Activity concentration of caesium-137 in agricultural soils

Mahmoud A.A. Aslani*, Sule Aytas, Sema Akyil, Gunseli Yaprak, Gungor Yener, Meral Eral

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In this study, we measured 137Cs activity concentrations in the soil samples taken from agricultural lands in the Buyuk Menderes Basin in Turkey in 1997 and 1998. The soil samples were collected from 42 sites in this Basin. The activity concentration of 137Cs was found to range between 2.81±0.17 and 20.75±0.29 The effect of organic matter, clay, silt and sand contents and pH of the soil on the relative adsorption of the 137Cs on the soil surface were also studied.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)131-145
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Environmental Radioactivity
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes


This work was financially supported by The Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) Contract No: YDABCAG-583 and Ege University Research Foundation Contract No:97 NBE 007 and Science, Technology, Research and Application Centre (EBILTEM) Contract No:98 BIL 022.

FundersFunder number
Science, Technology, Research and Application Centre
Türkiye Bilimsel ve Teknolojik Araştirma Kurumu
Ege University Research Foundation:97 NBE 007


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