Study on the distribution of 226 Ra and 228 Ra activities in the Cochin backwater ecosystem

Studies on the environmental distribution of radionuclides, namely 226 Ra and 228 Ra are important in the context of external and ingestion hazards evaluation. The Cochin backwater, located in the south-west coast of India is a potential sink for anthropogenic inputs of natural radionuclides. The estuary in its surroundings is located downstream of industrial complexes.