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Glimpsing Chernobyl’s hidden radioactive hotspots

Mapping Chernobyl’s hidden radioactive hotspots

The group from the University of Bristol, UK who used Kromek’s radiation detector to map the radiation levels at Chernobyl have written an article summing up their experiences, as well as revealing that they found some unexpected areas of high radioactive contamination, Chernobyl’s hidden radioactive hotspots!

Using the Kromek Sigma radiation detector

A fixed-wing drone was outfitted with two Kromek Sigma 50 radiation detectors. The Sigma 50 is a scintillation detector using CsI(Tl), thallium activated caesium iodide crystal. 

Kromek Group plc designs, develops and produces x-ray and gamma-ray imaging and radiation detection products for the medical, CBRNe security, Homeland Security and civil nuclear radiation detection markets.

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