New measurement techniques in the evaluation of radiological emergency occurring in mines (with the photo gallery)
In the Silesian Centre for Environmental Radioactivity (The Central Mining Institute, Poland) studies are constantly being carried out to observe the lead and polonium isotopes in the environment and their effects on humans. These isotopes, during nuclear transition, emit harmful ionizing radiation.
The radiation means that these isotopes can be hazardous to people and the environment. On the other hand, due to the emission of the radiation, it is possible to use radiometric methods to detect and analyse these isotopes.
We invite you to read the following paper, which describes a successful attempt to develop a radiometric method for analysing radioactive isotopes.
Authors: Michał Bonczyk, Magdalena Bemke-Świtilnik. Photos taken by Sylwia Jarosławska-Sobór.