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Actinide analysis of a depleted uranium penetrator from a 1999 target site in southern Serbia

McLaughlin, JP; Vintro, LL; Smith, KJ; Mitchell, PI; Žunić, Zora S.

(2003)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - McLaughlin, JP
AU  - Vintro, LL
AU  - Smith, KJ
AU  - Mitchell, PI
AU  - Žunić, Zora S.
PY  - 2003
UR  - http://vinar.vin.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/2590
AB  - Following the detection of U-236 in depleted uranium (DU) ammunition used during the Balkans conflict in the 1990s, concern has been expressed about the possibility that other nuclides from the nuclear fuel cycle and, in particular, transuranium nuclides, might be present in this type of ammunition. In this paper, we report the results of uranium and plutonium analyses carried out on a depleted uranium penetrator recovered from a target site in southern Serbia. Our data show the depleted nature of the uranium and confirm the presence of trace amounts of plutonium in the penetrator. The activity concentration of Pu239+240, at 45.4+/-0.7 Bq kg(-1), is the highest reported to date for any penetrator recovered from the Balkans. This concentration, however, is comparable to that expected to be present naturally in uranium ores and, from a radiological perspective, would only give rise to a very small increase in dose to exposed persons compared to that from the DU itself. (C) 2002 Published by Elsevier Science Ltd.
T2  - Journal of Environmental Radioactivity
T1  - Actinide analysis of a depleted uranium penetrator from a 1999 target site in southern Serbia
VL  - 64
IS  - 2-3
SP  - 155
EP  - 165
DO  - 10.1016/S0265-931X(02)00046-2
ER  - 
@article{
author = "McLaughlin, JP and Vintro, LL and Smith, KJ and Mitchell, PI and Žunić, Zora S.",
year = "2003",
abstract = "Following the detection of U-236 in depleted uranium (DU) ammunition used during the Balkans conflict in the 1990s, concern has been expressed about the possibility that other nuclides from the nuclear fuel cycle and, in particular, transuranium nuclides, might be present in this type of ammunition. In this paper, we report the results of uranium and plutonium analyses carried out on a depleted uranium penetrator recovered from a target site in southern Serbia. Our data show the depleted nature of the uranium and confirm the presence of trace amounts of plutonium in the penetrator. The activity concentration of Pu239+240, at 45.4+/-0.7 Bq kg(-1), is the highest reported to date for any penetrator recovered from the Balkans. This concentration, however, is comparable to that expected to be present naturally in uranium ores and, from a radiological perspective, would only give rise to a very small increase in dose to exposed persons compared to that from the DU itself. (C) 2002 Published by Elsevier Science Ltd.",
journal = "Journal of Environmental Radioactivity",
title = "Actinide analysis of a depleted uranium penetrator from a 1999 target site in southern Serbia",
volume = "64",
number = "2-3",
pages = "155-165",
doi = "10.1016/S0265-931X(02)00046-2"
}
McLaughlin, J., Vintro, L., Smith, K., Mitchell, P.,& Žunić, Z. S.. (2003). Actinide analysis of a depleted uranium penetrator from a 1999 target site in southern Serbia. in Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, 64(2-3), 155-165.
https://doi.org/10.1016/S0265-931X(02)00046-2
McLaughlin J, Vintro L, Smith K, Mitchell P, Žunić ZS. Actinide analysis of a depleted uranium penetrator from a 1999 target site in southern Serbia. in Journal of Environmental Radioactivity. 2003;64(2-3):155-165.
doi:10.1016/S0265-931X(02)00046-2 .
McLaughlin, JP, Vintro, LL, Smith, KJ, Mitchell, PI, Žunić, Zora S., "Actinide analysis of a depleted uranium penetrator from a 1999 target site in southern Serbia" in Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, 64, no. 2-3 (2003):155-165,
https://doi.org/10.1016/S0265-931X(02)00046-2 . .
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Integrated natural radiation exposure studies in stable Yugoslav rural communities

Žunić, Zora S.; McLaughlin, JP; Walsh, C; Birovljev, A; Simopoulos, SE; Jakupi, Bajram; Gordanic, V; Demajo, Miroslav; Trotti, F; Falk, R; Vanmarcke, H; Paridaens, J; Fujimoto, K

(2001)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Žunić, Zora S.
AU  - McLaughlin, JP
AU  - Walsh, C
AU  - Birovljev, A
AU  - Simopoulos, SE
AU  - Jakupi, Bajram
AU  - Gordanic, V
AU  - Demajo, Miroslav
AU  - Trotti, F
AU  - Falk, R
AU  - Vanmarcke, H
AU  - Paridaens, J
AU  - Fujimoto, K
PY  - 2001
UR  - http://vinar.vin.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/6318
AB  - The results of field investigations of natural radiation exposures of the general population in two stable rural communities in Yugoslavia are presented. The principal emphasis was on exposures to contemporary indoor radon, but measurements of external penetrating radiation absorbed dose rates in air were carried out in the majority of cases. In addition, in a limited number of dwellings, measurements of thoron gas concentrations were made. By means of making a series of sequential 3-month radon measurements, both seasonal variations and annual average radon levels in the dwellings were determined. Using passive alpha track detectors, individual radon and thoron indoor concentrations as high as 9591 Bq m(-3) and 709 Bq m(-3), respectively, were detected while absorbed dose rates in air in the dwellings as high as 430 nGy h(-1) were recorded. On the basis of these different types of measurements, assessments could be made of the integrated natural radiation exposures being received by the populations. In addition to contemporary radon measurements, retrospective radon exposure assessments in most of the dwellings were made on the basis of measurements of Po-210 concentrations in both surface (glass) traps and in volume (porous materials) traps. A description is given of the sampling strategics and protocols used in this field work. It is shown that at least one stable rural community receiving high natural radiation exposures, has been clearly identified and plans for future health investigations of the population there are outlined. (C) 2001 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
T2  - Science of the Total Environment
T1  - Integrated natural radiation exposure studies in stable Yugoslav rural communities
VL  - 272
IS  - 1-3
SP  - 253
EP  - 259
DO  - 10.1016/S0048-9697(01)00702-1
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Žunić, Zora S. and McLaughlin, JP and Walsh, C and Birovljev, A and Simopoulos, SE and Jakupi, Bajram and Gordanic, V and Demajo, Miroslav and Trotti, F and Falk, R and Vanmarcke, H and Paridaens, J and Fujimoto, K",
year = "2001",
abstract = "The results of field investigations of natural radiation exposures of the general population in two stable rural communities in Yugoslavia are presented. The principal emphasis was on exposures to contemporary indoor radon, but measurements of external penetrating radiation absorbed dose rates in air were carried out in the majority of cases. In addition, in a limited number of dwellings, measurements of thoron gas concentrations were made. By means of making a series of sequential 3-month radon measurements, both seasonal variations and annual average radon levels in the dwellings were determined. Using passive alpha track detectors, individual radon and thoron indoor concentrations as high as 9591 Bq m(-3) and 709 Bq m(-3), respectively, were detected while absorbed dose rates in air in the dwellings as high as 430 nGy h(-1) were recorded. On the basis of these different types of measurements, assessments could be made of the integrated natural radiation exposures being received by the populations. In addition to contemporary radon measurements, retrospective radon exposure assessments in most of the dwellings were made on the basis of measurements of Po-210 concentrations in both surface (glass) traps and in volume (porous materials) traps. A description is given of the sampling strategics and protocols used in this field work. It is shown that at least one stable rural community receiving high natural radiation exposures, has been clearly identified and plans for future health investigations of the population there are outlined. (C) 2001 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.",
journal = "Science of the Total Environment",
title = "Integrated natural radiation exposure studies in stable Yugoslav rural communities",
volume = "272",
number = "1-3",
pages = "253-259",
doi = "10.1016/S0048-9697(01)00702-1"
}
Žunić, Z. S., McLaughlin, J., Walsh, C., Birovljev, A., Simopoulos, S., Jakupi, B., Gordanic, V., Demajo, M., Trotti, F., Falk, R., Vanmarcke, H., Paridaens, J.,& Fujimoto, K.. (2001). Integrated natural radiation exposure studies in stable Yugoslav rural communities. in Science of the Total Environment, 272(1-3), 253-259.
https://doi.org/10.1016/S0048-9697(01)00702-1
Žunić ZS, McLaughlin J, Walsh C, Birovljev A, Simopoulos S, Jakupi B, Gordanic V, Demajo M, Trotti F, Falk R, Vanmarcke H, Paridaens J, Fujimoto K. Integrated natural radiation exposure studies in stable Yugoslav rural communities. in Science of the Total Environment. 2001;272(1-3):253-259.
doi:10.1016/S0048-9697(01)00702-1 .
Žunić, Zora S., McLaughlin, JP, Walsh, C, Birovljev, A, Simopoulos, SE, Jakupi, Bajram, Gordanic, V, Demajo, Miroslav, Trotti, F, Falk, R, Vanmarcke, H, Paridaens, J, Fujimoto, K, "Integrated natural radiation exposure studies in stable Yugoslav rural communities" in Science of the Total Environment, 272, no. 1-3 (2001):253-259,
https://doi.org/10.1016/S0048-9697(01)00702-1 . .
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Field experience with volume traps for assessing retrospective radon exposures

Paridaens, J; Vanmarcke, H; Žunić, Zora S.; McLaughlin, JP

(2001)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Paridaens, J
AU  - Vanmarcke, H
AU  - Žunić, Zora S.
AU  - McLaughlin, JP
PY  - 2001
UR  - http://vinar.vin.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/6319
AB  - Approximately 200 volume traps were retrieved from dwellings in various radon prone areas in Europe. They were analysed for the purpose of retrospective radon assessment. Emphasis is put on specific problems encountered when using field samples as opposed to laboratory exposed samples. It was seen that in very dusty circumstances, direct penetration of radon decay products from the outside to the centre of the volume traps calls for extra caution. Rinsing the samples is proposed as a solution and was tested in field and laboratory conditions, showing good results. An attempt was made to give an assessment of the achievable accuracy of the method. Where possible, the volume trap retrospective results were compared with contemporary measurements or to retrospective results from surface traps. The overall impression is that although volume traps are sometimes hard to find in the field, the high reliability of the results makes it well worth the effort. (C) 2001 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
T2  - Science of the Total Environment
T1  - Field experience with volume traps for assessing retrospective radon exposures
VL  - 272
IS  - 1-3
SP  - 295
EP  - 302
DO  - 10.1016/S0048-9697(01)00708-2
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Paridaens, J and Vanmarcke, H and Žunić, Zora S. and McLaughlin, JP",
year = "2001",
abstract = "Approximately 200 volume traps were retrieved from dwellings in various radon prone areas in Europe. They were analysed for the purpose of retrospective radon assessment. Emphasis is put on specific problems encountered when using field samples as opposed to laboratory exposed samples. It was seen that in very dusty circumstances, direct penetration of radon decay products from the outside to the centre of the volume traps calls for extra caution. Rinsing the samples is proposed as a solution and was tested in field and laboratory conditions, showing good results. An attempt was made to give an assessment of the achievable accuracy of the method. Where possible, the volume trap retrospective results were compared with contemporary measurements or to retrospective results from surface traps. The overall impression is that although volume traps are sometimes hard to find in the field, the high reliability of the results makes it well worth the effort. (C) 2001 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.",
journal = "Science of the Total Environment",
title = "Field experience with volume traps for assessing retrospective radon exposures",
volume = "272",
number = "1-3",
pages = "295-302",
doi = "10.1016/S0048-9697(01)00708-2"
}
Paridaens, J., Vanmarcke, H., Žunić, Z. S.,& McLaughlin, J.. (2001). Field experience with volume traps for assessing retrospective radon exposures. in Science of the Total Environment, 272(1-3), 295-302.
https://doi.org/10.1016/S0048-9697(01)00708-2
Paridaens J, Vanmarcke H, Žunić ZS, McLaughlin J. Field experience with volume traps for assessing retrospective radon exposures. in Science of the Total Environment. 2001;272(1-3):295-302.
doi:10.1016/S0048-9697(01)00708-2 .
Paridaens, J, Vanmarcke, H, Žunić, Zora S., McLaughlin, JP, "Field experience with volume traps for assessing retrospective radon exposures" in Science of the Total Environment, 272, no. 1-3 (2001):295-302,
https://doi.org/10.1016/S0048-9697(01)00708-2 . .
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