EGU2020-2980
https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-egu2020-2980
EGU General Assembly 2020
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Characteristics of natural radiation background at the Research and Education mine Reiche Zeche (Germany) performed within the BSUIN project.

Katarzyna Szkliniarz1, Kinga Polaczek-Grelik1, Agata Walencik-Łata1, Jan Kisiel1, Toni Mueller2, Falk Schreiter2, and Robert Hildebrandt3
Katarzyna Szkliniarz et al.
  • 1University of Silesia in Katowice, Institute of Physics, Poland (katarzyna.szkliniarz@us.edu.pl)
  • 2TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany
  • 3Central Mining Institute, Department of Underground Research and Surface Maintenance, Poland

The Reiche Zeche mine is one, out of 6 Underground Laboratories (ULs) participating in the BSUIN (Baltic Sea Underground Innovation Network) project. The main goal of BSUIN is to improve the utilisation of Underground laboratories operating in the Baltic Sea Region by creating an umbrella organisation, an association, to represent the underground locations. To improve the utilisation the Uls, the sites have been characterized to understand the possibilities of the sites. Of of the studied characteristics is natural background radiation. The Reiche Zeche mine is located at a depth of 150 m (410 m w.e.) in the eastern part of the Erzgebirge Mountains, Germany. The measurements of natural background radiation (NBR) were performed: (1) in-situ by using portable HPGe semiconductor spectrometer and RAD7 electronic radon detector, and (2) in the laboratory, where the concentration of radioisotopes in water and rock samples was determined. The laboratory measurements were done in the Institute of Physics, University of Silesia (Poland) by using a liquid scintillation α/β counter (LSC), gamma-ray spectrometry and α-particle spectrometry. The obtained results of natural radioactivity in Reiche Zeche (BSUIN UL) will be presented.

How to cite: Szkliniarz, K., Polaczek-Grelik, K., Walencik-Łata, A., Kisiel, J., Mueller, T., Schreiter, F., and Hildebrandt, R.: Characteristics of natural radiation background at the Research and Education mine Reiche Zeche (Germany) performed within the BSUIN project., EGU General Assembly 2020, Online, 4–8 May 2020, EGU2020-2980, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-egu2020-2980, 2020

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