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This report considers four types of industrial process which produce waste with enhanced levels of natural radionuclides, which may therefore be a potential source of radiological risk. The radiological impact of each process type was evaluated, and possible radiological doses to workers and to the public were estimated, assuming a 50 year operating lifetime. Waste from tin smelting gave the highest estimated future risk from landfill disposal, and the highest estimated collective doses. Highest individual doses to both workers and to the public arose from a process involving baddleyite and fused zirconia, and from the liquid waste discharged by that process.

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Authors: HARVEY M P ET AL., National Radiological Protection Board, Didcot, Oxon. (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 15613 EN (1994) 161 pp., FS, ECU 18.50
Availability: (2)
ISBN: ISBN 92-826-8662-0
Record Number: 199411322 / Last updated on: 1994-12-06
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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