Assessment of the radiological impact and associated risk to non-human biota from routine liquid discharges of the Belgian nuclear power plants

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Abstract

The need for investigating potential risks induced by radioactive contaminants on wildlife and ecosystems is now internationally recognized. International recommendations and guidelines and a comprehensive system to protect the environment from ionizing radiation are under development and environmental protection benchmarks are being derived[1-4]. Ecological or environmental risk assessment (ERA) is an increasingly important component in any decision-making process that aims to provide transparent management decisions on environmental practices and associated problems. In view of future regulation, SCK•CEN has been commissioned by Electrabel (GDF-Suez) to perform an environmental impact and risk assessment resulting from the liquid radioactive discharges from the Belgian Nuclear Power Plants (NPP) of Doel and Tihange.

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference on Radioecology & & Environmental radioactivity - Environment & Nuclear Renaissance (ON CD)
Place of PublicationHamilton, Canada
Pages1-6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2011
EventICRER 2011 - International Conference on Radioecology & & Environmental radioactivity - Environment & Nuclear Renaissance - Ontario, Hamilton, Canada
Duration: 19 Jun 201124 Jun 2011
http://tsforum.event123.no/ICRER/ICRER/home.cfm

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ConferenceICRER 2011 - International Conference on Radioecology & & Environmental radioactivity - Environment & Nuclear Renaissance
CountryCanada
CityHamilton
Period2011-06-192011-06-24
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Keywords

  • Environmental risk assessment, radiation, wildlife protection, liquid releases

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