Methodology for assessing the radiological consequences of routine releases of radionuclides to the environment
CREAM (Consequences of Release to the Environment : Assessment Methodology) has been developed for the evaluation of the radiological consequences of discharges of radioactive effluents during normal operations. It consists of a series of interlinked models which describe the transfer of radionuclides through various environmental sectors, the pathways which may lead to human exposure to radiation, and the damage to human health that may result. Models are provided for both atmospheric and aquatic discharge. Other models relate to radionuclides with long half-lives, which may be globally dispersed to become long-term sources of exposure to large populations. The radiological consequences are determined in the framework of the ICRP recommended system of radiological protection; effective doses have been evaluated and the revised risk factor is adopted.
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 15760 EN (1995) 351 pp., FS, ECU 40
ISBN: ISBN 92-826-9059-8
Record Number: 199410796 / Last updated on: 1995-03-21
Original language: en
Available languages: en