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Survey of the 137Cs Contamination in Belgium by In-situ Gamma Spectrometry, a Decade after the Chernobyl Accident.

Uyttenhove, J.; Pomme, S.; Van Waeyenberge, B.; Hardeman, F.; Buysse, J.; Culot, J. P.

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Abstract

The residual radiocesium concentration, nearly 10 y after the Chernobyl accident, is measured at different sites on the Belgian territory by means of in-situ gamma-spectrometry. A possible link between the rainfall at the beginning of May 1986 and the actual cesium concentration is investigated. The radiological impact of this contamination, even in the most affected regions in the Ardennes, is very small (<6 aeSv y-1).

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