Acta Physica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae

, Volume 52, Issue 3–4, pp 425–427 | Cite as

Radioactivity of fish in the Hungarian reach of the River Danube

  • E. Kurtács
Cross-Disciplinary Physics


In connection with the national nuclear power programme a series of measurements was initiated to detect radionuclides in fish of the Danube river. Since spring 1978 a number of species of fish have been investigated at two sampling points near the nuclear station region. The beta activity of samples was counted with anticoincidence shielded low background Tesla NZ-602 type apparatus. The radioactivity of samples was measured after simple physical or radiochemical preparation.

The results show no significant difference according either to sampling place or season. Activity concentrations of90Sr and137Cs of natural or global fallout origin are low and hardly differ from values obtained earlier by other researchers.


Radioactive Contamination Global Fallout Tributylphosphate Hydroelectric Power Station Danube River 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Kurtács
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  1. 1.“Frédéric joliot-curie” National Research Institute for Radiobiology and RadiohygieneBudapestHungary

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