This approach can also be used in a number of other ways to investigate the distribution of radioisotopes in the environment through measurements of a wide range of environmental and ecological samples.UK Environmental Change Research Centre, University College London ( Before sending samples for analysis it is important to contact either Handong Yang or Neil Rose (see Contacts) regarding up-to-date costs and the time from receipt of samples to reporting as this can vary depending on demand. Radiocarbon is incorporated into all living organisms in proportion to its concentration in the environment.When an organism dies, carbon is no longer incorporated into its tissues, but the radiocarbon present continues to decay at a known rate. The Pb-210 and Cs-137 datation service is also offered for sediments.Nonetheless, most of the radioactivity in the sediments of the Baltic Sea originates from naturally occurring radionuclides.At present the radioactivity in the sediments is not expected to cause harmful effects to the Baltic Sea wildlife.CEN radiochronology laboratory also offers Pb-210 dating.
In the course of time a significant share of cesium has sunk to the bottom and accumulated into the sediments [4, 5]. Applications are in the areas of Late Quaternary geochronology, sedimentology and biochronology.Please discuss your proposal with the appropriate ANSTO Contact Scientist before submitting your proposal as they will assist you in making the correct capability selection.AMS dating is possible on very small samples (a few milligrams).CEN has the equipment and expertise to prepare samples for AMS dating, which includes 2 major steps: C of your samples can also be done.