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0ptimisation of monitoring for internal exposure

Objective

A nuclear industry worker may receive radiation doses either from external exposure, or from internal exposure (e.g. from inhaled radionuclides). The costs of monitoring of internal exposures in the workplace are usually significantly greater than the equivalent costs for external exposures, and there is therefore a need to ensure that resources are employed with maximum effectiveness. This project will develop methods that could be used to optimise the design and implementation of internal exposure monitoring programmes. Current monitoring programmes will be critically reviewed, the major sources of uncertainty in assessed internal dose investigated, and guidance formulated on factors such as programme design, choice of method/techniques, monitoring intervals, and measurement frequency. The result should be a common approach to the design and implementation of internal dose monitoring programmes throughout the EU.

Coordinator

NATIONAL RADIOLOGICAL PROTECTION BOARD
Address

OX11 0RQ Didcot,harwell,chilton
United Kingdom

Participants (5)

BELGIAN NUCLEAR RESEARCH CENTRE
Belgium
Address
Boeretang 200
2400 Mol
COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE
France
Address
60-68,Avenue Du General Leclerc 60-68, Batiment 25
92265 Fontenay Aux Roses
ELECTRICITE DE FRANCE
France
Address
Immeuble Becquerel Rue Ampère 6
93203 Saint Denis
RADIATION AND NUCLEAR SAFETY AUTHORITY
Finland
Address
Laippatie 4
00880 Helsinki
TVO NUCLEAR SERVICES
Finland
Address

27160 Olkiluoto