Radioactive releases in the environment: impact and assessment
This text brings together in one single comprehensive reference, the fundamentals of radioactivity. It uniquely fills the gap in the market, as no other books deal with environmental radioactivity to this degree.
* Timely and invaluable as the studies of environmental processes and the awareness of the impact of human activity on our environment are increasing
* Links all three main aspects of environmental radioactivity: Principles, Transport and Measurement
* Useful to a wide readership - students, lecturers, researchers, companies and environmental consultants
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RELEASES OF RADIONUCLIDES FROM
NATURE OF RADIOACTIVITY
INTERACTION OF RADIATION WITH MATTER
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absorbed dose accident activity alpha alpha-particles assessment atmosphere atomic number beta beta-particles calculated calibration cancer cell Chapter Chernobyl Chernobyl accident collective dose Compton scattering containing count rate critical group daughter deposition detector deterministic effects discharges disposal dose coefficients dose limits dose rate effective dose electron emitted energy environment environmental Equation estimated example exposure pathways factors Figure fission gamma-ray given half-life IAEA ICRP important increase individuals ingestion inhalation interaction intervention ionizing radiation irradiation isotopes levels liquid mass number material measurements natural radionuclides neutrons normally nuclear power nuclei nuclides occur photon plume plutonium population produced radiation dose radio radioactive decay radioactive waste radiological protection radionuclides radon range reactor release repository reprocessing result risk sample scintillator Section sediments Sellafield significant soil solid studies Table thorium thyroid thyroid cancer tissue tritium types unit UNSCEAR uranium