Certified reference material for radionuclides in fish flesh sample IAEA-414 (mixed fish from the Irish Sea and North Sea)

M. K. Pham*, J. A. Sanchez-Cabeza, P. P. Povinec, D. Arnold, M. Benmansour, R. Bojanowski, F. P. Carvalho, C. K. Kim, M. Esposito, J. Gastaud, C. L. Gascó, G. J. Ham, A. G. Hegde, E. Holm, D. Jaskierowicz, G. Kanisch, M. Llaurado, J. La Rosa, S. H. Lee, L. Liong Wee KwongG. Le Petit, Y. Maruo, S. P. Nielsen, J. S. Oh, B. Oregioni, J. Palomares, H. B.L. Pettersson, P. Rulik, T. P. Ryan, K. Sato, J. Schikowski, B. Skwarzec, P. A. Smedley, S. Tarján, N. Vajda, E. Wyse

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A certified reference material (CRM) for radionuclides in fish sample IAEA-414 (mixed fish from the Irish Sea and North Seas) is described and the results of the certification process are presented. Nine radionuclides (40K, 137Cs, 232Th, 234U, 235U, 238U, 238Pu, 239+240Pu and 241Am) were certified for this material. Information on massic activities with 95% confidence intervals is given for six other radionuclides (90Sr, 210Pb(210Po), 226Ra, 239Pu, 240Pu 241Pu). Less frequently reported radionuclides (99Tc, 129I, 228Th, 230Th and 237Np) and information on some activity and mass ratios are also included. The CRM can be used for quality assurance/quality control of the analysis of radionuclides in fish sample, for the development and validation of analytical methods and for training purposes. The material is available from IAEA, Vienna, in 100 g units.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1253-1259
Number of pages7
JournalApplied Radiation and Isotopes
Issue number10-11
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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The authors are indebted to their numerous colleagues who took part in the analytical work. Special acknowledge is given to the Center for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (CEFAS), Lowestoft, United Kingdom (UK) for providing the fish sample. The IAEA is grateful for the support provided to its Marine Environment Laboratory by the Government of the Principality of Monaco.


  • Certified reference material
  • Fish
  • Radionuclides


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