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Dose modelling comparison for terrestrial biota: IAEA EMRAS II Biota Working Group's Little Forest Burial Ground scenario

Johansen, M.P.; Barnett, C.L.; Beresford, N.A.; Brown, J.E.; Černe, M.; Howard, B.J.; Kamboj, S.; Keum, D-K.; Smodiš, B.; Twining, J.R.; Vandenhove, H.; Vives i Batlle, J.; Wood, M.D.; Yu, C.. 2011 Dose modelling comparison for terrestrial biota: IAEA EMRAS II Biota Working Group's Little Forest Burial Ground scenario. [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

Radiological doses to terrestrial biota have been examined in a model inter-comparison study that emphasised the identification of factors causing variability in dose estimation. Radiological dose rates were modelled for ten species representing a diverse range of terrestrial plant and animals with varying behavioural and physical attributes. Dose to these organisms may occur from a range of gamma (Co-60, Cs-137), beta (Sr-90) and alpha (Th-232, U-234 and U-238, Pu-238, Pu-239/240 and Am-241) emitting radionuclides. Whilst the study was based on a specific site - the Little Forest Burial Ground, New South Wales, and Australia - it was intended to be representative of conditions at sites throughout the world where low levels of radionuclides exist in soil due to waste disposal or similar activities.

Item Type: Publication - Conference Item (Lecture)
Programmes: CEH Topics & Objectives 2009 onwards > 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 14:42
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/14661

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