Vienna, Austria
  26 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017

G. Al-Qadeeri1 , M. Al-Rashidi1 , M. Al-Sudairawi1

1Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR), Kuwait


The IMS radionuclide station RN40 is located on the southern shore of the Kuwaiti Bay. The station maintains a data sharing relationship with the International Data Centre (IDC). It upholds its own share of the bargain, by gathering data on radionuclides and auxiliary data, and also sharing this data with the IDC. The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT), alongside its function of gathering data, also monitors a lot of fission products. Chief amongst these products is Cs-137. This fission product has been found to have a half-life of 30.17 years. There are few studies that investigated the existence and concentration of Cs-137 in Kuwait. However, the most recent study that looked at this issue is 17 years old. This makes it important to look at the recent available data from RN40, so as to compare it with previous data that have been collected over the years. In view of this, the study described here analyses the concentration of Cs-137 in Kuwait, and in due course will compare the recent available data with data made available from previous studies.