Studying the Background Radiation from the Soil of Halabja City


  • Kamal O. Abdullah College of Science, University of Sulaimani, Kurdistan Region, Iraq. Author



Natural Radioactivity, Specific Activity, U-238, Th-234, K-40


On 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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How to Cite

Studying the Background Radiation from the Soil of Halabja City. (2008). Journal of Zankoy Sulaimani, 12(1), 119-123.