Experiments

Soil contamination with Cs-137 in Austria

This summer we spent nice holiday week in Gosau, small alpine town laying at mountainside of Gosaukamm in a part of Austria known as Salzkammergut. It is very nice place with lot of natural attractions in surrounding area (mountains, lakes, caves, fossils, etc.). When we prepared for the holiday, I looked to the maps of Cs-137 contamination in

Soil contamination with cesium-137 in the Czech Republic

Hi there, after some time I am back again. As can be clearly seen from the previous article, we live in a country heavily affected by nuclear accident in Chernobyl [1,2] (Image 1). Target chosen for today experiment is ordinary soil taken at the place where I live. I was curious whether it will be possible to measure activity of Cs-137 in common

Radioactive cesium-137 in mushrooms

For today article I have chosen something which could be of interest for mushroom pickers in our dear Europe. People over forty probably remember nuclear disaster in Soviet Union Chernobyl nuclear power plant on 26 April 1986. Lot of articles has been written on this topic. Somebody could say that it is more than 30 years ago, so what? Thing that
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