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Abstract

The report covers operational nuclear power stations of capacity greater than 50 MWe and nuclear fuel reprocessing plants in the European Community. Data on radioactive gaseous and liquid effluent discharges from these installations are given in absolute terms (GBq/y) and normalised to net electricity production from the fuel (GBq/GWh). The collective exposure of the EC population from each year's discharges in 1977 to 1986 has been calculated. Detailed results including radionuclide and pathway breakdowns of the collective exposure are given for discharges in 1977 and 1986. Maximum individual doses are also presented for discharges from selected sites in 1977 and 1986. Overall, the results of this study show a reduction in the collective exposure of the EC population from discharges in 1986 compared with discharges in 1977. The main reason for the reduction is a decline in the levels of liquid releases from the reprocessing plant at Sellafield.

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Authors: METAIRIE C, National Radiological Protection Board, Chilton, Didcot (GB);FRASER G, National Radiological Protection Board, Chilton, Didcot (GB);LUYKX F, National Radiological Protection Board, Chilton, Didcot (GB);MAYALL A, National Radiological Protection Board, Chilton, Didcot (GB);THOMAS S, National Radiological Protection Board, Chilton, Didcot (GB);COOPER J, National Radiological Protection Board, Chilton, Didcot (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 15928 EN (1995) 164 pp., FS, ECU 18.50
Availability: (2)
ISBN: ISBN 92-826-8924-7
Record Number: 199411358 / Last updated on: 1995-03-21
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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