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Title: Environmental and effluent monitoring at ANSTO sites: 2003-2004
Authors: Hoffmann, EL
Ferris, JM
Harrison, JJ
Loosz, T
Keywords: ANSTO
Environmental impacts
Radioactive effluents
Water quality
Issue Date: Oct-2004
Publisher: Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation
Citation: Hoffmann, E. L., Ferris, J. M., Harrison, J. J., & Loosz. (2004). Environmental and effluent monitoring at ANSTO sites : 2003-2004 (ANSTO/E-755). Lucas Heights, NSW: Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation.
Abstract: This report presents the results of ANSTO's environmental and effluent monitoring at the Lucas Heights Science and Technology Centre (LHSTC) and the National Medical Cyclotron (NMC) sites, from July 2003 to June 2004. Effective doses to the critical group of members of the public potentially affected by routine airborne emissions from the LHSTC were less than 0.004 mSv/year. This estimated maximum potential dose is less than 20% of the ANSTO ALARA objective of 0.02 mSv/year and much lower than the public dose limit of 1 mSv/year that is recommended by the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA). The effective doses to the critical group of members of the public potentially exposed to routine liquid effluent releases from the LHSTC have been realistically estimated as a quarter (or less) of the estimated doses to the critical group for airborne releases. The levels of tritium detected in groundwater and stormwater at the LHSTC were less than the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines. The airborne and liquid effluent emissions from the NMC were below the ARPANSA-approved notification levels and NSW Department of Environment and Conservation limits, respectively. Results of environmental monitoring at both ANSTO sites confirm that the facilities continue to be operated well within regulatory limits. Members of the public are exposed to only very small doses of radiation from ANSTO's routine airborne and liquid effluent releases.
Gov't Doc #: 754
ISBN: 1920791035
ISSN: 1030-7745
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