Anthropogenic radionuclides in Greenland and the Faroe Islands

Updated 2000-06-27

It is suggested to analyse a variety of samples from Greenland and the Faroe Islands for radionuclides. The technetium pulse now under way from England will be surveyed in seawater, seaweed and shrimp, and time trends in concentrations of caesium-137, strontium-90 and plutonium will be monitored in selected components of marine, fresh water and terrestrial environments. As far as possible, the sampling programme is coordinated with other sampling programmes in Greenland and the Faroe Islands. It is suggested to re-investigate the weapons plutonium pollution in Bylot Sound off Pituffik on a 5-year basis i.e. year 2002 in the present AMAP programme

This is a National Implementation Plan (NIP) project

Time frame

Status
Ongoing
Project time span
1999 -
Data collection
1999 -
Data processing
1999 -
Data reporting
not specified

Contact information

Contact person
Henning Dahlgaard
Address
Risoe National Laboratory PO-box 49, NUK-114 DK - 4000 Roskilde Denmark
Phone
+45 4677 4178
Fax
+45 4677 4193
Email
kd.eosir@draaglhad.gninneh
Other project contacts
Sven P. Nielsen sven.nielsen@risoe.dk

Parameters and Media

Parameter groups measured/observed/modelled
Radionuclides
Media sampled/studied/modelled
Algae (algae, phytoplankton)
Freshwater fish
Higher plants
Lichens
Marine benthos
Marine fish
Marine mammals
Mosses
Seabirds
Seawater/suspended particulate matter
Soil/Humus
Terrestrial mammals
Additional information or further specification of types of data / information collected, species / tissues / organs sampled, etc.

Cs-137, Sr-90, Pu-239,240, Tc-99

Geography

Regions studied
Faeroe Islands
Greenland

Data availability

Are data archived or planned to be archived at an AMAP Thematic Data Centre?
yes-all
Data centres
Radioactivity TDC
Samples/specimens archived in specimen banks?
No

Methods & Procedures

Not specified

Additional Information

Is this a bi- AND multi-lateral project (i.e. a project involving cooperation between different countries)?
No
Other institutes involved in the project

University of Faroe Islands, Thorshavn NERI/Arctic Environment, Roskilde

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