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Airborne Radioactive Discharges and Human Health Effects

An introduction
Peter A Bryant

Description

Nuclear new build provides major opportunities for the nuclear supply chain and skilled workforce across the UK and abroad. However, the scale of the nuclear new build ambitions, coupled with increasing demand throughout the nuclear fuel cycle and the high average age of the existing qualified and experienced workforce, has heightened concerns of further skills gaps. One of the key skills gaps relates to the field of radiological protection, in particular modelling and measuring doses accrued by members of the public under both normal operational discharges and accident scenarios. This book provides an essential introduction to the basic principles of radiation protection and aerosol physics, along with an appreciation of its application to the international and UK regulatory framework. The text also discusses specific difficulties with the monitoring and the health detriment associated with the more mobile and problematic radionuclides such as tritium.



About Editors

Peter A Bryant is a chartered radiation protection professional (CRadP) working at EDF Energy within the new build projects. He is also an associate tutor at the University of Surrey in radiation protection and nuclear safety. Bryant has received the Society for Radiological Protection Founders Medal and the 2018 Young Energy Professional of the Year award. He is currently the President Elect for the UK Chartered Society for Radiological Protection and is due to become President in May 2019.

Table of Contents

Preface
1. Radiation and Physics and the Structure of Matter
2. Sources of Radioactive Discharges
3. Aerosol Physics and Dispersion Modelling
4. Exposure Pathways
5. Principles of Dose and Biological Effects of Radiation
6. Environmental Monitoring Systems
7. Radiation Detection and Measurement
8. International Legislation and Standards
9. UK Regulation and Guidance

Bibliographic

Hardback ISBN: 9780750313575

Ebook ISBN: 9780750313568

DOI: 10.1088/2053-2563/aafa6d

Publisher: Institute of Physics Publishing

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