Improvements In The Assessment Of The Food- Chain Implications Of Routine Discharges Of Radioactivity To The Environment.
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D.C. Pryke, C.M. Blackburn, G.D. Round & C.B. Walters
This paper summarises the current methodology used in England for assessing the impact on the foodchain of radioactive waste discharges, the improvements currently being implemented, and describes the supporting R&D. Research on terrestrial pathways is focused on gaining a better understanding of the interception of radioactivity by crop surfaces, the dynamic behaviour of mobile contaminants and a concerted programme to improve the modelling of the uptake of radioactivity into fruit Research on aquatic pathways includes development of near-field dispersion models, gut uptake studies, and the influence of chemical processes on radionuclide uptake by sediments and colloids. T