Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry

, Volume 307, Issue 3, pp 2295–2299 | Cite as

Occurrence of organically bound tritium in the Mohelno lake system

  • Tereza Kořínková
  • Ivo Svetlik
  • Michal Fejgl
  • Pavel P. Povinec
  • Pavel Simek
  • Lenka Tomaskova


This study was focused on the 3H activity levels in the unique “tritium valley” around the Mohelno reservoir, which receives outlet cooling waters from the Dukovany nuclear power plant. Tritium activity levels above the background reference value were found in water from the reservoir and from the effluent part of the Jihlava water, in air moisture and in plant tissues tissue free water tritium (TFWT), and non-exchangeable organically bound tritium (NE-OBT). These zones were discernible that had noticeably different TFWT and NE-OBT values: (1) littoral zones, (2) slopes above the reservoir, (3) plateaus above the reservoir/river.


Mohelno reservoir Dukovany nuclear power plant Tissue free water tritium Non-exchangeable organically bound tritium 



This study was conducted with funding by the institutional funding of Nuclear Physics Institute AS CR (RVO61389005) and by the Czech Ministry of Interior (Project MV-25972-39/OBVV-2010).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tereza Kořínková
    • 1
    • 2
  • Ivo Svetlik
    • 1
    • 3
  • Michal Fejgl
    • 1
    • 3
  • Pavel P. Povinec
    • 4
  • Pavel Simek
    • 1
    • 2
  • Lenka Tomaskova
    • 1
  1. 1.Nuclear Physics Institute AS CRPragueCzech Republic
  2. 2.Department of Nuclear Chemistry, Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical EngineeringCzech Technical UniversityPragueCzech Republic
  3. 3.National Radiation Protection InstitutePragueCzech Republic
  4. 4.Department of Nuclear Physics and Biophysics, Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and InformaticsComenius UniversityBratislavaSlovak Republic

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