Mosses beta radioactivity in Katirli mountain-Bursa, Turkey

Kahraman A. G. , Kaynak G., Akkaya G., Gultekin A., Gurler O. , Yalcin S.

6th International Conference of the Balkan-Physical-Union, İstanbul, Turkey, 22 - 26 August 2006, vol.899, pp.737 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 899
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.737
  • Keywords: moss, beta radioactivity, bioindicator, FIRED POWER-PLANT, LICHENS, PO-210


Mosses are one of the most widely used procedures to determine via plant of radioactive contamination. The high concentrating capacity of mosses may be used as bioindicator of environmental radioactive contamination. In this study, the mosses were collected in region of Katirli Mountain in northwestern Turkey, activities were determined using TENNELEC LB 1000-PW detector. Samples of mosses growing on soil, rock, and tree bark were collected.