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Screening level assessment of releases from oil and gas platforms on marine Natura 2000 sites

Beresford, N.A.; Barnett, C.L.; Howard, D.C.; Toner, M.; Dale, P.; Jenkinson, S.. 2011 Screening level assessment of releases from oil and gas platforms on marine Natura 2000 sites. [Lecture] In: Radioecology & Environmental Radioactivity - Environment & Nuclear Renaissance, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, 19-24 June 2011. Hamilton, Ontario, McMaster University.

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Abstract/Summary

In the United Kingdom the European Commission Wild Birds and Habitats Directives have been implemented by the Conservation (Natural Habitats) Regulations 1994 creating designations of Special Protection Area (SPA) and Special Area of Conservation (SAC) respectively; together these form part of Europe’s Natura 2000 set of protected habitats. The Conservation (Natural Habitats) Regulations have been interpreted, in the UK, as requiring an evaluation of the potential impact of authorised discharges of radioactive substances on these Natura 2000 sites. The process of assessing authorised releases in Scotland has recently begun. All authorised discharges from non-nuclear sites to the marine environment have been identified. A large proportion of the authorisations in Scotland are for oil and gas platforms, predominantly discharging 226Ra and 228Ra in ‘produced waters’.

Item Type: Publication - Conference Item (Lecture)
Programmes: CEH Topics & Objectives 2009 - 2012 > Biogeochemistry > BGC Topic 3 - Managing Threats to Environment and Health > BGC - 3.3 - Deliver effective advice, models and applied science ...
CEH Sections: Shore
Additional Information. Not used in RCUK Gateway to Research.: Extended abstract
Additional Keywords: radioecology
NORA Subject Terms: Ecology and Environment
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Date made live: 03 Aug 2011 13:31
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/14650

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