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Title: Radiological environmental impact of high-energy accelerators

Abstract

The degree of radiation from high energy accelerators that filters into the environment and its possible effects on humans are discussed. Four possible impacts of radiation from high energy accelerators are: the production of radiation fields in the immediate area of accelerator operation; the production of radionuclides and noxious chemicals in the accelerator vault air and their subsequent release; the production of radionuclides in soil and groundwater near the accelerator; and the induction of long-lived radionuclides in accelerator components, such as copper, brass, iron, or aluminum, that may eventually be recycled. Studies conducted to date to investigate the problem of radiation contamination from high energy accelerators indicate that no significant population exposure from the accelerators is expected at present energies and intensities. (3 diagrams, 13 graphs, 8 photos, 108 references, 15 tables)

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Univ of California, Berkeley; Univ of Pisa, Italy
OSTI Identifier:
5520827
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
CRC Crit. Rev. Environ. Control; (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 9:1
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; ACCELERATORS; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS; RADIATION HAZARDS; CONTAMINATION; MAN; RADIOACTIVE EFFLUENTS; RADIOISOTOPES; ANIMALS; HAZARDS; HEALTH HAZARDS; ISOTOPES; MAMMALS; PRIMATES; RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS; RADIOACTIVE WASTES; VERTEBRATES; WASTES; 500300* - Environment, Atmospheric- Radioactive Materials Monitoring & Transport- (-1989); 510300 - Environment, Terrestrial- Radioactive Materials Monitoring & Transport- (-1989); 520300 - Environment, Aquatic- Radioactive Materials Monitoring & Transport- (1989)

Citation Formats

Thomas, R.H., and Rindi, A. Radiological environmental impact of high-energy accelerators. United States: N. p., 1979. Web. doi:10.1080/10643387909381668.
Thomas, R.H., & Rindi, A. Radiological environmental impact of high-energy accelerators. United States. doi:10.1080/10643387909381668.
Thomas, R.H., and Rindi, A. Thu . "Radiological environmental impact of high-energy accelerators". United States. doi:10.1080/10643387909381668.
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title = {Radiological environmental impact of high-energy accelerators},
author = {Thomas, R.H. and Rindi, A.},
abstractNote = {The degree of radiation from high energy accelerators that filters into the environment and its possible effects on humans are discussed. Four possible impacts of radiation from high energy accelerators are: the production of radiation fields in the immediate area of accelerator operation; the production of radionuclides and noxious chemicals in the accelerator vault air and their subsequent release; the production of radionuclides in soil and groundwater near the accelerator; and the induction of long-lived radionuclides in accelerator components, such as copper, brass, iron, or aluminum, that may eventually be recycled. Studies conducted to date to investigate the problem of radiation contamination from high energy accelerators indicate that no significant population exposure from the accelerators is expected at present energies and intensities. (3 diagrams, 13 graphs, 8 photos, 108 references, 15 tables)},
doi = {10.1080/10643387909381668},
journal = {CRC Crit. Rev. Environ. Control; (United States)},
number = ,
volume = 9:1,
place = {United States},
year = {1979},
month = {2}
}