Volume 44, Number 5, 2009ECORAD 2008 - Radioecology and Environmental Radioactivity
|Page(s)||565 - 570|
|Published online||06 June 2009|
Findings and recommendations from an international comparison of models and approaches for the estimation of radiological exposure to non-human biota
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, CEH-Lancaster, Lancaster Environment Centre, Library Av., Bailrigg, Lancaster LA1 4AP, UK
2 Institut de Radioprotection et de Sûreté Nucléaire, France
3 Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority, Norway
4 Argonne National Laboratory, USA
5 England & Wales Environment Agency, UK
6 International Radioecology Laboratory, Slavutych, Ukraine
7 SÚJB, Czech Republic
8 SPA-Typhoon, Russia
9 Institute of Physics, Lithuania
10 SCK⋅CEN, Belgium
11 University of Portsmouth, UK
12 International Atomic Energy Agency, Austria
13 Westlakes Scientific Consulting Ltd., UK
14 EcoMetrix Incorporated, Canada
15 Nuclear Research and Consultancy Group, The Netherlands
16 University of Liverpool, UK
Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
There is general international acceptance of the need to demonstrate that the environment is protected from ionising radiation. In some countries requirements and guidelines for the protection of non-human biota are already in place. As a consequence a number of models and approaches have been proposed for the estimation of the exposure of non-human biota to ionising radiation. The IAEA EMRAS programme's Biota Working Group has conducted the most comprehensive intercomparison of the predictions of these approaches to date. In this paper, we present an overview of the activities of the Biota Working Group concentrating on its conclusions and recommendations.
© EDP Sciences, 2009
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