Radiocesium in Finnish moose

Radiocesium in Finnish moose


AbstractThe measurements of radiocaesium concentrations in Finnish moose (Alces alces) meat were started in summer 1986 after the Chernobyl accident. The measurements have been carried out annually since then. At the end of the 1980's and in the beginning of the 1990's the sampling covered the whole country.subsequently, sampling has been focused on the areas with highest Chernobyl deposition in Finland. 
STAR partnerSTUK
Type of dataResearch
Sample number>1000
QualityData have been collected as a part of STUKs environmental monitoring program since 1986. Since 1999, radioactivity determinations have been carried out using an accredited method with regular quality control through intercomparisons, calibrations and blank samples. Prior to 1999, in-house quality evaluation took place with similar quality assessments.
Spatially referencedNo
Ecosystem typeTerrestrial
Sample typeMoose meat
Date1986 - ongoing
StatusOn-going programme
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Data ownershipSTUK
Database formatExcel
Figure information1) Moose (STUK) 2)137Cs activity concentrations in moose in Finland (STUK) 

finland , chernobyl , wildlife , infoex


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