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A Methodology For Evaluating The Radiological Consequences Of Radioactive Effluents Released To The Aquatic Environment In Normal Operations

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/WP930311

Volume

2

Pages

8

Published

1993

Size

705 kb

Author(s)

G. Lawson, C. Attwood, T. Cabianca & J.R. Simmonds

Abstract

A methodology for evaluating the radiological consequences of radioactive effluents released to the aquatic environment in normal operations G. Lawson, C. Attwood, T. Cabianca, J.R. Simmonds National Radiological Protection Board, Chilton, Didcot, ABSTRACT Low levels of radioactive waste are routinely released to the aquatic environment from nuclear sites, hospitals, industry and research centres. This paper describes a general comprehensive methodology for assessing the radiological consequences of these releases. The methodology consists of river and estuary models together with models of the seas around Europe, including the Mediterranean Sea. The models are usually generic in nature because the methodology has to be capable of being applied throughout the European Community. The models are generally of the compartmental type and include transport of radionuclides in the water column and interaction with sediments. A large number of potential exposure pathw

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