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Title: Environmental and effluent monitoring at ANSTO sites, 2001
Authors: Hoffmann, EL
Loosz, T
Keywords: ANSTO
Environmental impacts
Radioactive effluents
Water quality
Issue Date: 2001
Publisher: Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation
Citation: Hoffmann, E. L., & Loosz, T. (2001). Environmental and effluent monitoring at ANSTO sites, 2001. (ANSTO/E-747). Lucas Heights, NSW: Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation.
Abstract: Results are presented of environmental surveillance and effluent monitoring conducted in the calendar year 2001 at the two sites owned and operated by ANSTO at the Lucas Heights Science and Technology Centre (LHSTC) and the National Medical Cyclotron (NMC). 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 LHSTC-controlled airborne discharges were estimated for 2001 using the PC-Cream atmospheric dispersion and dosimetry code. The potential effective doses to the public in 2001 were estimated to be less than 0.01 mSv/year for all receptor locations on the LHSTC 1.6 km buffer zone boundary or beyond. This is well below the ALARA objective of 0.02 mSv per year for off-site doses that ANSTO has set and much lower than the public dose limit of 1 mSv per year (above natural background and medical doses) and the natural background dose in Australia of 1.5 mSv per year (Webb et al; 1999). It is concluded that there is no impact on the health of the community as a consequence of operations at the Lucas Heights Science and Technology Centre or the National Medical Cyclotron.
Gov't Doc #: 986
ISBN: 0642599947
ISSN: 10307745
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