Following the IAEA recommendation for the development of radioelement baseline maps, here we present the total radioactivity map of the Veneto Region (Italy) (Fig.1) [1], based on γ-ray spectroscopy measurements. A map of the natural radioactivity content is a basic component for supporting research in physics, earth and life sciences. Many research projects focused on the absorbed dose distribution due to the natural background radiation or on mapping the geogenic radon according the distribution of the geological units. Although different research teams in the Veneto Region studied the indoor exposure to natural radioactivity and mapped the areas with elevated indoor radon levels [2], a map of the activity concentration is still a missing piece of knowledge in a region with one of the highest population densities in Europe.

Total natural radioactivity map of Veneto (Italy).

STRATI, Virginia;BALDONCINI, Marica;FIORENTINI, Giovanni;MANTOVANI, Fabio;XHIXHA, Gerti;
2014

Abstract

Following the IAEA recommendation for the development of radioelement baseline maps, here we present the total radioactivity map of the Veneto Region (Italy) (Fig.1) [1], based on γ-ray spectroscopy measurements. A map of the natural radioactivity content is a basic component for supporting research in physics, earth and life sciences. Many research projects focused on the absorbed dose distribution due to the natural background radiation or on mapping the geogenic radon according the distribution of the geological units. Although different research teams in the Veneto Region studied the indoor exposure to natural radioactivity and mapped the areas with elevated indoor radon levels [2], a map of the activity concentration is still a missing piece of knowledge in a region with one of the highest population densities in Europe.
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