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Strategies and methods for optimisation of internal exposures of workers from industrial natural sources

Objective

Radiation protection of workers requires optimisation to keep radiation exposure as low as reasonably achievable (ALARA). This requirement applies to external and internal radiation exposures. However, relatively few efforts have been directly devoted to implementing the ALARA approach for internal exposures.
In many situations in industries involving natural radioactivity, internal contamination by inhalation is potentially the most significant exposure pathway. Exposure situations differ with respect to work place conditions and radionuclides involved. In SMOPIE the characterisation of these situations will be carried out in a number of case studies. They will describe real exposure situations and will be carried out with the full co-operation of industrial partners.
The case studies will provide the basis for recommended monitoring strategies and methods for optimising internal exposure in a wide range of exposure situations.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

NUCLEAR RESEARCH AND CONSULTANCY GROUP
Address
Utrechtseweg 310
Arnhem
Netherlands

Participants (6)

CENTRE D'ETUDES SUR L'EVALUATION DE LA PROTECTION DANS LE DOMAINE NUCLEAIRE
France
Address
Route Du Panorama 18
92263 Fontenay Aux Roses
COMURHEX SA
France
Address
Route De Moussan
11102 Narbonne
KERR-MCGEE PIGMENTS HOLLAND B.V.
Netherlands
Address
Prof. Gerbrandyweg 2
3197 KK Rotterdam - Botlek
NATIONAL RADIOLOGICAL PROTECTION BOARD
United Kingdom
Address
Hosptital Lane, Cookridge
LS16 6RW Leeds
THERMPHOS INTERNATIONAL B.V.
Netherlands
Address
Havennummer 9890
4380 AK Vlissingen
UK HEAVY MINERAL SANDS ASSOCIATION
United Kingdom
Address
Churchill Way 16
CF10 2DX Cardiff