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Title: A thermoluminescence dosimetry system employed in environmental radiation monitoring. System selection criteria and performance parameter documentation

Abstract

The Maryland Power Plant Siting Program is responsible for the assessment of radiological impact resulting from the operation of nuclear power plants within the State. To that end, the Program has initiated various studies to measure the levels of radiation and concentrations of radionuclides in the environs of the Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant. This report documents the pertinent aspects of the instrumentation and procedures employed in the routine measurement of ambient radiation field intensity. A thermoluminescence dosimetry system is utilized. Criteria for the selection of thermoluminescent material, a deployable dosimeter package and an absorbed dose readout device are documented. Dose response is documented as a function of radiation energy, dosimeter orientation and dosimeter annealing procedures. Absorbed dose fade rate and dosimeter package contribution to total dose are estimated. The zero-dose readout value is investigated. The routine environmental radiation measurement procedures are documented.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Maryland Dept. of Natural Resources, Annapolis (USA). Power Plant Siting Program
OSTI Identifier:
6810667
Report Number(s):
PB-80-149123
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; THERMOLUMINESCENT DOSEMETERS; PERFORMANCE; NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS; RADIATION MONITORING; DOSEMETERS; LUMINESCENT DOSEMETERS; MEASURING INSTRUMENTS; MONITORING; NUCLEAR FACILITIES; POWER PLANTS; THERMAL POWER PLANTS; 440102* - Radiation Instrumentation- Radiation Dosemeters

Citation Formats

McLean, R I, and Long, S M. A thermoluminescence dosimetry system employed in environmental radiation monitoring. System selection criteria and performance parameter documentation. United States: N. p., 1977. Web.
McLean, R I, & Long, S M. A thermoluminescence dosimetry system employed in environmental radiation monitoring. System selection criteria and performance parameter documentation. United States.
McLean, R I, and Long, S M. Sun . "A thermoluminescence dosimetry system employed in environmental radiation monitoring. System selection criteria and performance parameter documentation". United States.
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abstractNote = {The Maryland Power Plant Siting Program is responsible for the assessment of radiological impact resulting from the operation of nuclear power plants within the State. To that end, the Program has initiated various studies to measure the levels of radiation and concentrations of radionuclides in the environs of the Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant. This report documents the pertinent aspects of the instrumentation and procedures employed in the routine measurement of ambient radiation field intensity. A thermoluminescence dosimetry system is utilized. Criteria for the selection of thermoluminescent material, a deployable dosimeter package and an absorbed dose readout device are documented. Dose response is documented as a function of radiation energy, dosimeter orientation and dosimeter annealing procedures. Absorbed dose fade rate and dosimeter package contribution to total dose are estimated. The zero-dose readout value is investigated. The routine environmental radiation measurement procedures are documented.},
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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1977},
month = {5}
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