The Garpike fish (Belona belona) used to produce IAEA-MA-B-3/RN was caught in the Western Baltic Sea (Kattegatt) in 1984. The fresh fish was filleted and lyophilized by a commercial supplier in Denmark and shipped to the IAEA Marine Environment Laboratory at Monaco for further processing. The material was ground to pass a 1 mm sieve and the fraction below this value was homogenized in a rotating stainless steel drum for 150 hours. The material was dispensed in 50 g units.
Reference date for decay correction: 1986-01-01
|137Cs||14.2||Bq/kg||13.7 – 15.3||33||R|
|40K||272||Bq/kg||252 – 299||27||R|
(Value) Concentration calculated as a median of the accepted laboratory means
(N) Number of accepted laboratory means which are used to calculate the recommended or information values and their respective confidence intervals
(R/I/C) Classification assigned to the property value for analyte (Recommended/Information/Certified)
The values listed above were established on the basis of statistically valid results submitted by laboratories which had participated in an international interlaboratory comparison organized by the IAEA Marine Environment Laboratory, Monaco. The details concerning the criteria for qualification as a recommended or information value can be found in the report IAEA/RL/149 (attached).