Al-Bahir Journal for Engineering and Pure Sciences


In the College of Education for Pure Sciences Ibn al-Haytham, irradiation of soil samples was conducted to obtain measurements of uranium content in soil samples using CR-39 in 36 surface soil samples from selected sites (some of which, according to the authors, were measured for the first time) in the North Governorate Basra. It was found that uranium concentrations ranged from (1.1 ppm) in the Al Madina center to (1.6 ppm) in Talha. Results are presented and compared with other research findings. The concentration of uranium in the governorates north of Basra has been presented and evaluated in this article. The present results show that the uranium contents in the surface soil samples examined were below the UNSCEAR recommended limit of 11.7 ppm.