Radioactive cesium contamination of some species of plants and fungi from Shatsk and Carpathian National Parks

V. A. Grabovskyi, O. S. Dzendzeluk, A.V. Trofimuk

Ivan Franko National University of Lviv
107, General Tarnavskyi St., Lviv 79017, Ukraine
v_grabovskyi@lnu.edu.ua

The results of the study of radioactive cesium contamination of certain plants and fungi from the territories of the Shatsk and Carpathian National Parks Ukraine are presented. Interspecific and intraspecific dependences of 137Cs contamination of plants and fungi as well as the factors that affect them were analyzed. The decisive influences of the degree of fixing radionuclide on the soilís complexes on its transition into plants are noted. The conclusions about the need to consider of the root systems of plants and fungal mycelium depth placement, profiles of the radionuclide content in the depth of soil and type of soil when analyzing the radioactive cesium from soil to plants transition were made.


Keywords: contamination, radiocaesium, transfer factor, plants, fungi


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