Assessment of environmental radioactivity in soil samples from Bartın Province, Turkey

Özdemir Öge T., Özdemir F. B., Öge M.

Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, vol.328, no.1, pp.149-162, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 328 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10967-021-07629-8
  • Journal Name: Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Aerospace Database, Analytical Abstracts, Biotechnology Research Abstracts, CAB Abstracts, Chemical Abstracts Core, Chimica, Communication Abstracts, EMBASE, Food Science & Technology Abstracts, INSPEC, Metadex, Pollution Abstracts, Public Affairs Index, Veterinary Science Database, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Page Numbers: pp.149-162
  • Keywords: Radioactivity measurement, Natural radioactivity in soil, Gamma measurement system, Activity concentration
  • Kütahya Health Sciences University Affiliated: No


The radioactivity levels in the soil samples from Bartın Province, Turkey were determined using a HPGe detector, and the hazard parameters were calculated. The mean concentration values were measured as 6 ± 2; 7 ± 3; 136 ± 15; 2 ± 1 and 8 ± 3 Bq kg−1, for 238U, 232Th, 40K, 137Cs and 226Ra, respectively. The average radium equivalent, absorbed gamma dose rate, annual effective dose equivalent, external hazard index and excess lifetime cancer risk were calculated as 26.74 Bq kg−1, 12 ± 3 nGy h−1, 15 ± 3 µSv y−1, 0.1 ± 0.02 and 0.053 ± 0.011, respectively. Amasra district exhibited the highest radiological hazard parameters which is attributed to the mining activities. All measured and calculated values were found to remain under the limit values.