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dc.contributor.authorTwining, JRen_AU
dc.contributor.authorHughes, CEen_AU
dc.identifier.citationTwining, J., & Hughes, C. (2008). Radioecological risk analysis of ANSTO's monthly effluent releases, 2006-07. (ANSTO/E-764). Lucas Heights, NSW: Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation.-
dc.description.abstractIn line with its ISO 14000 initiatives, ANSTO endeavours to identify its environmental impacts. Part of this process includes the assessment of its releases of radioactivity into the wider environment. Liquid effluent with low levels of radioactivity is routinely released via Sydney Water's sewerage system, treated to tertiary standard in the Cronulla Sewage Treatment Plant (CSTP) and finally discharged into the marine environment at Potter Point (Figure 1). These releases occur approximately four times a week and, given the delay and mixing that occurs in transit before discharge into the ocean, can be considered to be a relatively constant release. This raises the question as to whether the releases have the potential to cause unintended environmental impacts in the receiving environment. A comprehensive overview of the potential adverse effects of enhanced environmental radioactivity is given in Copplestone et al. (2001). In this study, the possible radiological dose-rates to biota arising from the radioactivity in the ANSTO effluent have been evaluated and compared to international criteria of acceptability to assess the potential ramifications of release.en_AU
dc.publisherAustralian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisationen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofseriesANSTO External Reportsen_AU
dc.subjectRadioecological concentrationen_AU
dc.subjectRisk assessmenten_AU
dc.subjectLiquid wastesen_AU
dc.subjectEnvironmental impactsen_AU
dc.subjectRadioactive effluentsen_AU
dc.titleRadioecological risk analysis of ANSTO's monthly effluent releases, 2006-07en_AU
dc.typeExternal Reporten_AU
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