Arctic pollution is a problem of great concern, because its characteristics (transportation, assimilation into the environment,
etc.) are complex and not fully understood. Detection of elemental constituents has been undertaken through the use of neutron
activation analysis and Compton suppression (to lower the detection limits for radionuclides characteristic of mainly single
gamma-ray emission) to discover possible pollutant sources. The goal of this project was to perform a feasibility study to
determine the suitability of neutron activation analysis (NAA) to evaluate cadmium concentrations on air filters collected
in the Arctic.