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Periodic Activity Report - PROTECT (Protection of the Environment from Ionising Radiation in a Regulatory Context)

Project ID: 36425
Funded under: FP6-EURATOM-RADPROT

Abstract

This is the final report of the PROTECT project funded under the European Commission (EC)'s Sixth Framework Programme (FP6). The research project aimed to evaluate the different approaches to protection of the environment from ionising radiation and will compare these with the approaches used for non-radioactive contaminants. This will provide a scientific justification on which to propose numerical targets or standards for protection of the environment from ionising radiation. The report notes that to develop appropriate criteria, the researchers have evaluated different approaches to protecting the environment from ionising radiation. The report compares these approaches with those used for chemical contaminants, allowing us to suggest numerical target values and develop thresholds for protecting the environment from ionising radiation. The report notes that the researchers have worked with the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP), the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the EC, regulators, industry, non-government organisations and experts in chemical risk assessment. All the outputs from the project are available at http://www.ceh.ac.uk/protect These outputs will help to inform a future revision of the EC basic safety standards.

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Record Number: 16538 / Last updated on: 2011-04-14
Category: PROJ
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