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Measurements of environmental radioactivity and calculation of the population dose: Ispra site 2002

Funded under: FP6-JRC


This annual report gives the results of measurements made at the Joint Research Centre, Ispra Establishment during 2002. A brief introduction describes the sampling methodology and instruments used; Data are given on the concentrations of the main radionuclides in precipitation, air, deposition, water, hay, milk, fish, vegetables, radioactive effluents, etc. The presence of low contamination in the environment is still the result of the nuclear accident at 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 causes, since the radioactive effluents discharged by the Establishment during 2002 are similar in quantity and isotopic composition to those of previous years and imply a negligible effective dose equivalent.

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Authors: D'ALBERTI F, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Environment and Sustainability, Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 20852 EN (2003), 36pp. Free of charge
Availability: Available from European Commission, JRC Knowledge Management Unit, Ispra (IT) Tel: +39 033278 9843 or +39 033278 9864 Fax: +39 033278 9623 E-mail:
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