Radiation Safety Articles

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Public perception of ultimate disposal facilities for radioactive waste and carbon dioxide: results from a cross–national comparison

by Inderscience Publishers  (Oct. 29, 2014)

The public perception of ultimate disposal facilities for Radioactive Waste (RW) and carbon dioxide (CO2) is crucial for the selection, construction and operation of such sites. This paper presents a cross–national comparison of the public perceptions of ultimate disposal facilities for RW and CO2 in the Czech Republic, Germany and ...

Comparison of monitoring programmes of ultimate disposal facilities for radioactive waste and carbon dioxide

by Inderscience Publishers  (Oct. 29, 2014)

Reliable and cost–effective monitoring is an important part of making geological repositories safe, effective, and acceptable for radioactive waste disposal and carbon dioxide (CO2) storage. The major objectives of monitoring should include the evolution of disposal systems compared to the baseline data of the undisturbed site, as well as the ...

Residents install UVTA for added protection for EPP - case study

by ARC Window Films Ltd.  (Oct. 8, 2014)

Location: Stockport, UK Problem: Protection for resident with EPP Product: ARC UVTA PSSR Sunlight, Photosensitivity and EPP During summer when we go out outside we protect ourselves with clothing, sunglasses, hats and sunscreen - we know the damage the sun can cause our skin. However, we are not only exposed to sunlight when we venture outside - ...


by F&J SPECIALTY PRODUCTS, INC.  (Sep. 23, 2014)

The key elements of the F&J quality assurance program for the manufacture of TEDA impregnated charcoal and silver zeolite cartridges utilized in the collection of airborne radioactive iodine species in power plant atmospheres include the following: 1. Testing is performed on every batch of adsorbent material 2. ...

Radiation dosage case study

by Vose Risk Consulting and Software  (Sep. 8, 2014)

The Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) Team Dose Reconstruction Project assists the US National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health by reconstructing the radiation doses received by workers at various Department of Energy and Atomic Weapons Employer facilities. This work involves personal interviews with claimants, retrieval and ...

Low-dose ionising radiation effects: effects of thoron inhalation

by Inderscience Publishers  (Jul. 15, 2014)

Cellular DNA damage, tissue antioxidant levels, serum parameters, blood count and histopathological alterations were examined in tissues of mice exposed to thoron (average radiation dose0.065 μSv/hr). Alkaline cometassay results indicated that inhalation of thoron caused significant increase in the damage to DNA of lung tissue, while there was no ...

An in vitro evidence for caffeic acid, rosmarinic acid and trans cinnamic acid as a skin protectant against γ-radiation

by Inderscience Publishers  (Jul. 15, 2014)

Ionising radiation (γ or X-rays) is the mandatory tool to treat cancer despite its detrimental effects in particular on skin cells which lead to severe dermatological diseases and carcinogenesis. Natural antioxidants caffeic acid (CA), rosmarinic acid (RA), trans cinnamic acid (TCA), p -coumaric acid (PCA), and hydroxyphenyllactic acid (HPA) ...

Questions And Answers About Saltwater Spills

by Associated Press  (Jul. 10, 2014)

An estimated 1 million gallons of saltwater generated by oil drilling has leaked from a North Dakota pipeline, company and tribal officials say, and federal authorities are investigating whether any of the liquid reached Lake Sakakawea, one of the nation's largest man-made lakes. Here are some questions and answers about the spill and saltwater: ...

Questions and answers on the amended Nuclear Safety Directive

by Europa Press Room  (Jul. 8, 2014)

What is new in the directive? The amended Nuclear Safety Directive strengthens the nuclear safety framework of the EU. The amendment reinforces the provisions of the existing directive. It: strengthens the role and independence of national regulatory authorities; introduces a high-level EU-wide safety objective, emphasizing accident ...

An empirical study of nuclear power–related knowledge flow after Fukushima

by Inderscience Publishers  (Jun. 23, 2014)

Fukushima nuclear power plant accident has become a hot topic in debates among professional communities. It also caused knowledge searching and knowledge sharing among social groups. However, there is a lack of empirical studies investigating nuclear power–related knowledge flow in social communities. This paper examines nuclear power–related ...

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