Cobalt-60 And Cesium-137 Soil Contamination In Al Tuwaitha Nuclear Site, Using GIS Technique

Abstract

In this paper, the author aims to introduce the hazard contamination in Al Tuwaitha nuclear site using GIS technique. The contamination level of 137Cs and 60Co, from different soil samples of the nuclear reactor surrounding areas has investigated and compared to the international standards of UNSCEAR 2000,. The results show that distribution of 137Cs and 60Co indicates a relatively asymmetrical distribution tailing slightly towards higher concentration. However, the activity level of 137Cs and 60Co in the soil samples of the study area exhibit large variability. Which were above the suggested normal environmental levels.