Radiological Risk Assessment and Environmental Analysis

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John E. Till, Helen A. Grogan
Oxford University Press, Jul 10, 2008 - Science - 728 pages
Radiological Risk Assessment and Environmental Analysis comprehensively explains methods used for estimating risk to people exposed to radioactive materials released to the environment by nuclear facilities or in an emergency such as a nuclear terrorist event. This is the first book that merges the diverse disciplines necessary for estimating where radioactive materials go in the environment and the risk they present to people. It is not only essential to managers and scientists, but is also a teaching text. The chapters are arranged to guide the reader through the risk assessment process, beginning with the source term (where the radioactive material comes from) and ending with the conversion to risk. In addition to presenting mathematical models used in risk assessment, data is included so the reader can perform the calculations. Each chapter also provides examples and working problems. The book will be a critical component of the rebirth of nuclear energy now taking place, as well as an essential resource to prepare for and respond to a nuclear emergency.
 

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Contents

1 The Radiological Assessment Process
1
2 Radionuclide Source Terms
31
3 Atmospheric Transport of Radionuclides
79
4 Surface Water Transport of Radionuclides
147
5 Transport of Radionuclides in Groundwater
208
Concepts and Models
260
7 Aquatic Food Chain Pathways
340
8 Site Conceptual Exposure Models
376
10 External Dosimetry
447
11 Estimating and Applying Uncertainty in Assessment Models
465
12 The Risks from Exposure to Ionizing Radiation
531
Basic Methods and Applications
551
14 Model Validation
589
15 Regulations for Radionuclides in the Environment
613
Index
689
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9 Internal Dosimetry
389

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John E. Till is president and founder of Risk Assessment Corporation (RAC), based in Neeses. South Carolina. Helen A. Grogan is president of Cascade Scientific, Inc., based in Bend, Oregon.

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