Measurements of Air Radioactivity in Italy and their Relation to the First Sahara Atomic Explosion

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ON the occasion of the French atomic explosion of February 13, 1960, in the Sahara, a control system of radioactivity in the air was set up covering the whole of Italy. The controlling stations of the system were equipped to collect samples of atmospheric dust by means of suction through a filter. The β-activity of the samples was measured 120 hr. after they had been collected.

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ARGIERO, L., MANFREDINI, S. & PALMAS, G. Measurements of Air Radioactivity in Italy and their Relation to the First Sahara Atomic Explosion. Nature 190, 618–619 (1961). https://doi.org/10.1038/190618a0

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