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Title: Ruthenium-106 event (air concentration samples)


Between the end of September and early October 2017, several European networks involved in the monitoring of atmospheric radioactive contamination recorded 106Ru presence. Some regions of Central and Eastern Europe measured one-day mean activity concentrations up to 10-100 mBq/m³, although the resulting exposure were far below radiological concern. Based on the meteorological conditions and modelling analysis, the most plausible zone of release, lies in the Southern Ural region of Russia and possibly Northern Kazakhstan, although it continues unknown until today.

Marc De Cort
Konstantins Bogucarskis
Andrei Patrascu
Marco Sangiorgi 0000-0003-0583-4891
Miguel Angel Hernandez Ceballos 0000-0001-7868-0833
How to cite
De Cort, Marc; Bogucarskis, Konstantins; Patrascu, Andrei; Sangiorgi, Marco; Hernandez Ceballos, Miguel Angel (2019):  Ruthenium-106 event (air concentration samples). European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] doi:10.2905/23CBC7C4-4FCC-47D5-A286-F8A4EDC8215F PID:
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Last modified 2019-04-10
Issue date 2019-04-10
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From: 2017-09-25 – To: 2017-10-10

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Language English
Data theme(s) Environment; Health; International issues; Science and technology
Digital Object Identifier doi:10.2905/23CBC7C4-4FCC-47D5-A286-F8A4EDC8215F

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