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The CEC research programme 'Deposition of artificial radionuclides, their subsequent relocation in the environment and implications for radiation exposure' was initiated in 1992. The main objective was to improve models and their parameterizations used in estimating the intensity and spatial distribution of deposited radionuclides and the total impact of such deposits in assessments of the accidental releases of radioactivity. In chapters 1-6 of this report the experimental achievements in the research fields of aerosol deposition by rain and fog, indoor deposition and indoor inhalation dose, aerosol deposition on skin, hair and clothing, radionuclide distribution in soil and related dose rate, weathering of Cs-137 and location factors, and resuspension of deposited material are presented. In chapter 7 new models for the assessment of the radiological impact especially for inhabited areas are discussed. Finally in chapter 8 a review is made of the reported achievements in this contract in regard to improvement of the accident consequence assessment codes in use.

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Authors: TCHIERSCH J ET AL, GSF Forschungszentrum für Umwelt und Gesundheit, Oberschleissheim (DE);ROED J ET AL, Risø National Laboratory, Roskilde (DK);GODDARD A J H ET AL, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London (GB);BROWN J ET AL, National Radiological Protection Board, Didcot, Oxon (GB);RYBÁCEK K ET AL, Institute of Nuclear Physics, Prague (CZ);NAVARCÍK I ET AL, Institute of Radioecology, jsc, Kosice (SK);ZOMBORI P ET AL, KFKI Atomic Energy Research Institute, Budapest (HU)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 16604 EN (1995) 113pp., FS, free of charge
Availability: Available from the European Commission, Mr Sinnaeve, DG XII-F-6, 200 rue de la Loi, B-1049 Bruxelles (BE)
ISBN: ISBN 92-827-4903-7
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