Towards solving a scientific controversy – The effects of ionising radiation on the environment

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Authors

  • Nicholas A. Beresford
  • Nele Horemans
  • David Copplestone
  • K.E. Raines
  • German Orizaola
  • Michael D. Wood
  • Paulus Laanen
  • H.C. Whitehead
  • J.E. Burrows
  • M.C. Tinsley
  • J.T. Smith
  • Jean-Marc Bonzom
  • B. Gagnaire
  • Christelle Adam-Guillermin
  • S. Gashchak
  • A.N. Jha
  • A. de Menezes
  • Neil Willey
  • David Spurgeon

Institutes & Expert groups

  • NERC-CEH - Natural Environment Research Council : Centre for Ecology and Hydrology - UK
  • University of Salford Manchester
  • University of Sherbrooke
  • IRSN - Institute for Radioprotection and Nuclear Safety - Institut Radioprotection Sûreté Nucléaire

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Abstract

This statement paper focusses on research needs with respect to the effects of ionising radiation on the environment (identified needs for human focussed radiological protection research can be found elsewhere (Février et al., 2014; Salomaa, 2016; ICRP, 2017)). We emphasise the potential for learning from natural laboratories (namely field sites contaminated by the Chernobyl and Fukushima accidents), taking into account advances from recent co-ordinated research programmes TREE (https://tree.ceh.ac.uk/) and STAR-COMETa (https:// radioecology-exchange.org/).

Details

Original languageEnglish
Article number106033
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of environmental radioactivity
Volume211
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 5 Jan 2020

Keywords

  • ionising radiation, environment

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