Studying the Background Radiation from the Soil of Halabja City
Keywords:Natural Radioactivity, Specific Activity, U-238, Th-234, K-40
AbstractOn 16th March 1988, Halabja city in Sulaimany region of Iraq was bombarded by chemical bombs of Saddam’s regium. Therefore, it is necessary to determine the level of radioactivity from the soil, the water, and the air in that region. For this purpose two samples of soils are taken .One from Shahidan and the other from Kani-Ashkan regions in Halabja city been taken and analyzed in Iraqi Atomic Energy Agency in 2001,by using the γ-ray spectrometer including the HPGe detector. The radio nuclides of Radium (Ra-226), Lead (Pb-214), Iodine (I-133), Bismuth (Bi-214), Actinium (Ac-228), and Potassium (K-40), have been identified.
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