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0ptimisation of monitoring for internal exposure

Project information

Grant agreement ID: FIKR-CT-2000-00046

  • Start date

    1 October 2000

  • End date

    31 December 2003

Funded under:

FP5-EAECTP C

  • Overall budget:

    € 827 285

  • EU contribution

    € 397 262

Coordinated by:

NATIONAL RADIOLOGICAL PROTECTION BOARD

United Kingdom

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.

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Coordinator

NATIONAL RADIOLOGICAL PROTECTION BOARD

Address

United Kingdom

Participants (5)

BELGIAN NUCLEAR RESEARCH CENTRE

Belgium

COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE

France

ELECTRICITE DE FRANCE

France

RADIATION AND NUCLEAR SAFETY AUTHORITY

Finland

TVO NUCLEAR SERVICES

Finland

Project information

Grant agreement ID: FIKR-CT-2000-00046

  • Start date

    1 October 2000

  • End date

    31 December 2003

Funded under:

FP5-EAECTP C

  • Overall budget:

    € 827 285

  • EU contribution

    € 397 262

Coordinated by:

NATIONAL RADIOLOGICAL PROTECTION BOARD

United Kingdom