Accounting method for radiation doses due to long-lived natural radionuclides
This study is aimed at developing a method to evaluate radiation doses occurring in the very far future from current nuclear fuel production and waste management practices. The method may be applied to compare possible nuclear fuel and radioactive waste management schemes; here, it has been used mainly to evaluate the additional radiological impact from a global nuclear power production programme as compared to exposure to natural radionuclides in undisturbed formations. The main results of this study are that the highest possible increase of the radiological impact of natural uranium and decay products through anthropogenic activity is around 1%. This additional impact is of the same order of magnitude as the non-uranium-related natural background exposure.
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 12509 EN (1990) 45 pp., FS, ECU 5
Record Number: 199010310 / Last updated on: 1994-12-01
Original language: en
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