Accumulation of polonium210Po, uranium (234U and238U) and plutonium (238Pu and239+240Pu) in tissues and organs of deerCarvidaefrom northern Poland

D. I. Strumińska-Parulska, A. Boryło, B. Skwarzec, Prucnal, Nicola Pirrone
2013 E3S Web of Conferences  
Livers, kidneys and muscles of large herbivorous animals: roe deer (Capreolus capreolus), red deer (Cervus elaphus) and fallow deer (Dama dama), collected in northern Poland, were the subject of the investigation. Polonium, uranium and plutonium activities were measured using alpha spectrometry along with relevant radiochemical procedures. The average concentrations of 210 Po ranged between 0.02±0.01 Bq kg -1 ww in muscles and 7.15±0.12 Bq kg -1 ww in kidneys. The concentration of 238 U ranged
more » ... on of 238 U ranged widely between 2.49±0.18 and 69.37±5.45 mBq kg -1 ww. The average concentrations of 239+240 Pu ranged between 0.18±0.04 mBq kg -1 ww in muscle and 2.77±0.60 mBq kg -1 ww in kidneys. Statistical analysis showed that the sampling location, sex, age and species did not influence on the radioisotope activities in the analyzed samples.
doi:10.1051/e3sconf/20130115010 fatcat:weumiaxr7fbi7b3i5gxycsfa2i