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Natural radioactivity levels in soils of Fiji

Garimella, Sitaram and Kumar, Ajal and Prasad, Uma W. and Jafar, M. (1998) Natural radioactivity levels in soils of Fiji. UNSPECIFIED.

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Abstract

A 10cm (diameter) x 7.5 cm Nal(TI) gamma-ray spectrometer with a low background shield has been used to measure the natural radioactivity levels in soils of Viti Levu, the main island of Fiji. From this, the external gamma-dose which is likely to be delivered to the local population in this region is computed and found to be 99 uGy a-1. This is well below the world average, but it is comparable to that obseved in Marshall Islands and the Micronesia.

Item Type: Other
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DU Oceania (South Seas)
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GB Physical geography
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) > School of Engineering and Physics
Depositing User: Generic Account
Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2013 09:45
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2013 14:35
URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/6634
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