New detectors for live-monitoring of radionuclides in wildlife

Fawkes, R.; Beresford, N.; Burgess, P.H; Wood, M.D.. 2017 New detectors for live-monitoring of radionuclides in wildlife. In: 4th International Conference on Radioecology & Environmental Radioactivity (ICRER), Berlin, Germany, 3-8 Sept 2017. (Unpublished)

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The aim of this project is to develop new detector technology for live-monitoring radionuclide activity concentrations in terrestrial wildlife. The primary use of such a device is targeted towards compliance monitoring for facilities that have radioactive emissions, i.e. it would provide a rapid and non-destructive method of confirming that regulated radionuclide releases are not resulting in exposures above benchmark values. The detector is being developed to measure both gamma and beta-emitting radionuclides. This presentation details the specifications and preliminary testing of a prototype that has been constructed to meet these requirements.

Item Type: Publication - Conference Item (Paper)
UKCEH and CEH Sections/Science Areas: Shore
Additional Keywords: radioecology
NORA Subject Terms: Ecology and Environment
Date made live: 26 Sep 2017 10:54 +0 (UTC)

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