Environmental and effluent monitoring at Lucas Heights Science and Technology Centre, 1997
Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation
Results are presented of environmental and effluent monitoring conducted in the vicinity of the Lucas Heights Science and Technology Centre (LHSTC) during 1997. All low-level liquid and gaseous effluent discharges complied with existing discharge authorisations and relevant environmental regulations. Potential effective doses to the general public from controlled airborne discharges from HIFAR were estimated utilising the PC-Cream atmospheric dispersion and dosimetry code. The potential effective dose to the public was estimated to be less than 0.010 mSv/year for all receptor locations on the 1.6 km buffer zone boundary around the HIFAR research reactor. This value represents 1% of the 1 mSv/year dose limit for long term exposure that is recommended by the National Health and Medical Research Council and 10% of the HIFAR dose constraint of 0.1 mSv/year.
ANSTO, Environmental impacts, Radioactive effluents, Water quality
Hoffmann, E. L., Loosz, T., & Farrar, Y., (1998). Environmental and effluent monitoring at lucas heights and technology centre, 1997 (ANSTO/E732). Hoffman, E. L., Loosz, T., & Farrar, Y., (1997). Environmental and effluent monitoring at Lucas Heights science and technology centre, 1996 (ANSTO/E730). Lucas Heights, NSW: Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation.