Comparison of the Background Radiation Level within Kanchanpur District, Nepal

  • G. B. Dhami Siddhanath Science Campus, Tribhuvan University, Nepal
  • M. R. Bhatt Siddhanath Science Campus, Tribhuvan University, Nepal
  • J. Khadayat Siddhanath Science Campus, Tribhuvan University, Nepal
  • B. D. Joshi Siddhanath Science Campus, Tribhuvan University, Nepal
Keywords: Background count, GM counter, Kanchanpur, Radiation

Abstract

We have reported the background radiation of urban and some other rural places of Kanchanpur district, Nepal. A simple portable Geiger Muller counter was used to quantify the level of overall background radiation by collecting data of different forty seven (including six urban and forty one rural places) places within the district. Our study reveals that the background radiation level of the study district is below the risk level. The maximum background count values 33.00±4.47 (Mahakali Zonal Hospital), 33.93 ± 1.16 (Mahakali School, Mahakali -01) and 31.30±3.97 CPM (Gha gaon) have been reported which is below the risk level. The observed values of radiation counts at all the sample places indicate that Kanchanpur district is radiation risk free.

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Author Biographies

G. B. Dhami, Siddhanath Science Campus, Tribhuvan University, Nepal

Department of Physics

M. R. Bhatt, Siddhanath Science Campus, Tribhuvan University, Nepal

Department of Physics

J. Khadayat, Siddhanath Science Campus, Tribhuvan University, Nepal

Department of Physics

B. D. Joshi, Siddhanath Science Campus, Tribhuvan University, Nepal

Department of Physics

Published
2020-12-31
How to Cite
Dhami, G., Bhatt, M., Khadayat, J., & Joshi, B. (2020). Comparison of the Background Radiation Level within Kanchanpur District, Nepal. Journal of Nepal Physical Society, 6(2), 34-40. https://doi.org/10.3126/jnphyssoc.v6i2.34854
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