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RADIOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF NUCLEAR ACCIDENT SCENARIOS

Objective


Work has been directed towards the provision of key components of real time computerised support systems, embodied in software packages to be made generally available for use in European Community countries. These software packages include numerical models suitable for the simulation of atmospheric transport, dispersal and deposition of a release of radioactive material over local (out to a few tens of kilometres at most), mesoscale (out to 100 to 200 kilometres) and long range distances (over the whole of Europe). To aid in accidents where there are large uncertainties about the source term, packages have been developed addressing the deduction of estimates of the quantities of radionuclides released by combining measurements and model simulations and optimising the agreement between them. Finally, as a tool to aid in the assessment of doses and the efficacy of possible countermeasures, a special package has been produced for dose assessment taking into account different exposure pathways.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
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