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The measurement of ambient radiation in the neighbourhood of a nuclear installation is essential to demonstrate that members of the public are not exposed to unacceptable levels of radiation arising from the operation of the installation. The Commission of the European Communities decided during 1983 to help Member States check the performance of their monitors at background radiation levels and to investigate different calibration techniques. This report describes the results of the intercomparison programme of environmental gamma dose rate meters organized during 1984 and 1985. Details are also given of the evaluation of ambient background radiation at locations where the relative contributions to the air kerma rates from cosmic and terrestrial radiations were significantly different.

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Authors: PTB, PTB, Braunschweig (DE);RISO NATIONAL LABORATORY, Riso National Laboratory, Roskilde (DK)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 11665 EN (1989) FS, 115 pp., ECU 10
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ISBN: ISBN 92-825-9365-7;CD-NA
Record Number: 198910363 / Last updated on: 1994-12-01
Original language: en
Available languages: en