Radioactive Contamination of Surface Marine Waters Adjacent to the Zmiinyi Island (2005-2010)

Intensive studies of the Black Sea radioactive pollution had been carried out since 1986 and shown that the Black Sea was the most heavily polluted of all the European seas in the last decades, that is why control of artificial long-lived radionuclides content, like Cs-137 and Sr-90, is urgent and important. The aim of this work is to generalize and analyse results of radionuclide Cs-137 content in the Black Sea surface waters, which were sampled regularly in 2005-2010 by the staff of the «Island Zmiinyi» Marine Research Station of Odessa National I.I. Mechnikov University and then analysed in the laboratory of the Centre of Ecological Safety of the Sea (Odessa). The report describes in details the methods of sampling, sample preparation and gamma spectrometry used during the studies. Altogether 27 samples of sea water and suspended matters have been sampled in 2005-2010 and content of Cs-137 determined.
Ключові слова
Zmiinyi Island Area, Black Sea, Radioactive Contamination of Surface Marine Waters, Zmiinyi Island, Cs-137, Radioactive contamination
Бібліографічний опис
Materials of the 3-rd Bi-annual BS Scientific Conference and UP-GRADE BS-SCENE Project Joint Conference. Odessa, Ukraine, 1 – 4 November 2011