Impact assessment of ionizing radiation on human and non-human biota from the vicinity of a near-surface radioactive waste repository

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This work describes the radiological assessment of the near-surface Maisiagala radioactive waste repository (Lithuania) over the period 2005–2012, with focus on water pathways and special emphasis on tritium. The study includes an assessment of the effect of postclosure upgrading, the durability of which is greater than 30 years. Both human and terrestrial non-human biota are considered, with local low-intensity forestry and small farms being the area of concern.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)221-234
JournalRadiation and Environmental Biophysics
Volume52
Issue number2
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Publication statusPublished - 22 Apr 2013

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  • Radioactive waste repository, Post-closure upgrading, Radiological impact, Human and non-human biota

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