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Assessment of radiation dose in the high terrestrial gamma radiation area of Selama District, Perak Malaysia

Ramli, Ahmad Termizi and Apriantoro, Nursama Heru and Wagiran, Husin (2009) Assessment of radiation dose in the high terrestrial gamma radiation area of Selama District, Perak Malaysia. Applied Physics Research, 1 (2). pp. 45-52. ISSN 1916-9647 (online) ; 1916-9639 (print)

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Abstract

Survey of terrestrial gamma radiation (TGR) dose rates have been conducted in Selama district, Perak, Malaysia. The mean value of TGR dose rate outdoor in Selama is (273 ± 133) nGy h-1. For the habited land, the mean TGR dose rates outdoor and indoor are (205 ± 59) nGy h-1 and (212± 64) nGy h-1 respectively. They contribute fatal cancer risk of 6.4 x 10-5 per year to an individual in the area. The activity concentrations of 238U, 232Th, and 40K in the soil samples were analysed using a high resolution co-axial HPGe gamma ray spectrometer system. The values obtained range from 57 Bq kg-1 to 364 Bq kg-1 with the mean value of (178±95) Bq kg-1 for 238U; 207 Bq kg-1 to 625 Bq kg-1 with the mean value of (353±143) Bq kg-1 for 232Th, and 26 Bq kg-1 to 601 Bq kg-1 with the mean values of (273±133) Bq kg-1 for 40K.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:TGR dose rate, 238U, 232Th, 40K, radiation risk
Subjects:Q Science > QC Physics
Q Science > QD Chemistry
Divisions:Science
ID Code:11710
Deposited By: Siti Anisa Abdul Hamid
Deposited On:14 Jan 2011 09:08
Last Modified:17 Jan 2011 17:30

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