Journal of Physics: Conference SeriesVolume 1279, Issue 1, 31 July 2019, Article number 0120411st International Scientific Conference Al-Ayen University; Al-Ayen UniversityAl Nasiriya, Thi-Qar; Iraq; 30 March 2019 through 31 March 2019; Code 150120
Radioactivity Content of Wheat Fields in Wasit Governorate – Iraq
Alattabi, H.D.a, Shafik, S.S.b,c, Abdel Jabbar, F.T.c
aDepartment of Physics, College of Science, Wasit University, Wasit, Iraq
bDepartment of Physics, College of Science, University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq
cUniversity of Al-Ayen, Thi-Qar, Iraq
The radioactivity content of soil of wheat fields of all Wasit cities have been measured using gamma spectroscopy adopted with high pure germanium coaxial detector. The specific radioactivities of Ra-226, Ac-228, and K-40 NORM isotopes have been measured. The overall average values of those isotopes for the investigated soil samples were 38.22, 10.67, and 409.4 Bq/kg. The results showed that some fields have higher radioactivity content according to the international agencies, and these results strongly suggested that the farmers don’t washing the fields’ soil. © Published under licence by IOP Publishing Ltd.