Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry

, Volume 303, Issue 1, pp 901–909 | Cite as

Transfer factor of 137Cs from soil to wheat grains and dosimetry around Narora Atomic Power Station, Narora, India

  • Manbir Singh
  • V. K. Garg
  • Y. P. Gautam
  • Avinash Kumar


This field study was undertaken to quantify the transfer factor of 137Cs from agricultural soil to wheat grains and ingestion dose evaluation around Narora Atomic Power Station, Narora, India from 2010 to 2012. 137Cs activity was measured using NaI (Tl) well type gamma-spectrometry system. Transfer factor of 137Cs from soil to wheat grain samples was in the range of 0.12–0.46. Annual ingestion dose to man from 137Cs activity was significantly lower than permissible limit (1.0 mSv year−1). The risk measured due to 137Cs is also insignificant to members of public residing around Narora Atomic Power Station, Narora, India.


Wheat grains Gamma spectrometry Transfer factor 137Cs activity Annual ingestion dose 



Authors are thankful to Board of Research in Nuclear Science, Department of Atomic Energy, (DAE-BRNS), Mumbai, India for providing the financial assistance to conduct this research work (Grant no. 2008/36/84-BRNS/2890 dated 27/2/2009).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Manbir Singh
    • 1
  • V. K. Garg
    • 1
  • Y. P. Gautam
    • 2
  • Avinash Kumar
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Environmental Science and EngineeringGuru Jambheshwar University of Science and TechnologyHisarIndia
  2. 2.Environmental Survey LaboratoryNarora Atomic Power StationNarora, BulandshaharIndia

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