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Abstract

This report sets down how the Alara (as low as reasonably achievable) principle is applied in radiation protection of the occupationally exposed personnel at light-water reactors in EC countries. In some instances the practices, experiences and results from EC countries are supplemented by the practice in other States (e.g. USA, Sweden). Commencing with a short summary of the legal situation in the Member States of the European Community with regard to Alara, the report describes the framework in which the optimization practice has been developed. The main chapters elaborate in detail how the Alara principle has been put into practice in design and operation in LWRs. The importance of qualification and training of power- plant personnel in relation to optimization of radiation protection is considered and some comparisons are drawn with the US practice.

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Authors: MUELLER W, GESELLSCHAFT FUER REAKTORSICHERHEIT GMBH, KOELN, D;HAIDER G GESELLSCHAFT FUER REAKTORSICHERHEIT GMBH, KOELN, D, GESELLSCHAFT FUER REAKTORSICHERHEIT GMBH, KOELN, D
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 11251 EN (1988) FS, PP 108, ECU 9.50, AVAILABILITY: EUROFFICE, LUXEMBOURG, BP 1003, GDL
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Record Number: 1989126078000 / Last updated on: 1989-05-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: en