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In this yearbook reported are the results of measurements of environmental radioactivity performed by the Radiation Protection Unit of the Joint Research Centre-Ispra Establishment in charge for the site surveillance during 1997.
A brief introduction describes the type of samples. The frequency of sampling, the chemical treatment, the instruments used for the measurements and the statistics for analysing data.
Data is given on the concentrations of some radionuclides (90 Sr, 137Cs Tritium and others) in precipitation, air deposition, water, hay, milk, fish and radioactive effluents. The presence of low contamination in the environment is still a consequence of the nuclear accident in Chernobyl and of the fall-out due to nuclear experiments in the atmosphere performed around 1960. The possible doses to the population are due to these caused since the radioactive effluents discharged by the Establishment in the environment during 1997 are similar in quantity and isotopic composition to those of the previous years and imply a negligible effective dose equivalent. .

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Authors: CAZZANIGA R, Radiation Protection Unit, Ispra (IT);D'ALBERTI F, Radiation Protection Unit, Ispra (IT);OSIMANI C, Radiation Protection Unit, Ispra (IT);VOCINO V, Radiation Protection Unit, Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 18700 EN (1999) 70pp.
Availability: Available free of charge from CCR Ispra
Record Number: 199910581 / Last updated on: 1999-04-01
Original language: en
Available languages: en