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Title: THE MAYAK WORKER DOSIMETRY SYSTEM (MWDS-2013) FOR INTERNALLY DEPOSITED PLUTONIUM: AN OVERVIEW

Abstract

The Mayak Worker Dosimetry System (MWDS-2013) is a system for interpreting measurement data from Mayak workers from both internal and external sources. This paper is concerned with the calculation of annual organ doses for Mayak workers exposed to plutonium aerosols, where the measurement data consists mainly of activity of plutonium in urine samples. The system utilises the latest biokinetic and dosimetric models, and unlike its predecessors, takes explicit account of uncertainties in both the measurement data and model parameters. The aim of this paper is to describe the complete MWDS-2013 system (including model parameter values and their uncertainties) and the methodology used (including all the relevant equations) and the assumptions made. Where necessary, supplementary papers which justify specific assumptions are cited.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1416678
Report Number(s):
PNNL-SA-115988
Journal ID: ISSN 0144-8420; HU2006300
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Radiation Protection Dosimetry
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 176; Journal Issue: 1-2; Journal ID: ISSN 0144-8420
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
plutonium; internal dosimetry; Bayesian analysis' retrospective dosimetry; dose reconstruction; Mayak

Citation Formats

Birchall, A., Vostrotin, V., Puncher, M., Efimov, A., Dorrian, M. -D, Sokolova, A., Napier, B., Suslova, K., Miller, S., Zhdanov, A., Strom, D. J., Scherpelz, R., and Schadilov, A. THE MAYAK WORKER DOSIMETRY SYSTEM (MWDS-2013) FOR INTERNALLY DEPOSITED PLUTONIUM: AN OVERVIEW. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1093/rpd/ncx014.
Birchall, A., Vostrotin, V., Puncher, M., Efimov, A., Dorrian, M. -D, Sokolova, A., Napier, B., Suslova, K., Miller, S., Zhdanov, A., Strom, D. J., Scherpelz, R., & Schadilov, A. THE MAYAK WORKER DOSIMETRY SYSTEM (MWDS-2013) FOR INTERNALLY DEPOSITED PLUTONIUM: AN OVERVIEW. United States. doi:10.1093/rpd/ncx014.
Birchall, A., Vostrotin, V., Puncher, M., Efimov, A., Dorrian, M. -D, Sokolova, A., Napier, B., Suslova, K., Miller, S., Zhdanov, A., Strom, D. J., Scherpelz, R., and Schadilov, A. Thu . "THE MAYAK WORKER DOSIMETRY SYSTEM (MWDS-2013) FOR INTERNALLY DEPOSITED PLUTONIUM: AN OVERVIEW". United States. doi:10.1093/rpd/ncx014.
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title = {THE MAYAK WORKER DOSIMETRY SYSTEM (MWDS-2013) FOR INTERNALLY DEPOSITED PLUTONIUM: AN OVERVIEW},
author = {Birchall, A. and Vostrotin, V. and Puncher, M. and Efimov, A. and Dorrian, M. -D and Sokolova, A. and Napier, B. and Suslova, K. and Miller, S. and Zhdanov, A. and Strom, D. J. and Scherpelz, R. and Schadilov, A.},
abstractNote = {The Mayak Worker Dosimetry System (MWDS-2013) is a system for interpreting measurement data from Mayak workers from both internal and external sources. This paper is concerned with the calculation of annual organ doses for Mayak workers exposed to plutonium aerosols, where the measurement data consists mainly of activity of plutonium in urine samples. The system utilises the latest biokinetic and dosimetric models, and unlike its predecessors, takes explicit account of uncertainties in both the measurement data and model parameters. The aim of this paper is to describe the complete MWDS-2013 system (including model parameter values and their uncertainties) and the methodology used (including all the relevant equations) and the assumptions made. Where necessary, supplementary papers which justify specific assumptions are cited.},
doi = {10.1093/rpd/ncx014},
journal = {Radiation Protection Dosimetry},
issn = {0144-8420},
number = 1-2,
volume = 176,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {2}
}

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