Basic principles of radiation ecologyFunded under: FP1-RADPROT 6C
Radioecology is concerned with the behaviour of radionuclides in the environment. This area of science deals with the understanding of where radioactive materials originate, how they migrate and react chemically and how they affect the ecosphere after their release into the environment. Research in this field serves two purposes: on the level of pure science, the behaviour of radionuclides in the environment is critical in the elucidation of past, present and future material flows in the atmosphere, sea and soil, in the deciphering of climatic records etc.; on the level of applied science, radioecological studies form the basis on which the peaceful uses of atomic radiation, the management of routine and accidental releases of radionuclides into the environment, and the safe disposal and storage of radioactive waste have to rely.
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Basic Principles of Radioecology, Mol (BE), Sept. 9-20, 1990
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Record Number: 199011789 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
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