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Technologically enhanced natural radiation (TENR II). Proceedings of an international symposium

Abstract

Natural radiation is ubiquitous. In recent decades, there has been a developing interest in fully documenting exposure of human beings to radiation of natural origin. Radiation experts have recognized that natural sources of radiation can cause exposure of members of the general public and workers to levels that warrant consideration of whether controls should be applied. The second International Symposium on Technologically Enhanced Natural Radiation (TENR II) was held in Rio de Janeiro from 12 to 17 September 1999. The objective of the symposium was to provide a forum for the international exchange of information on the scientific and technical aspects of those components of exposure to natural radiation that warrant consideration. These components were examined under the headings: the technological enhancement of natural radiation in mining and non-nuclear industries; radon indoors and outdoors; mobility and transfer of natural radionuclides; natural radiation and health effects; analytical techniques and methodologies; the remediation of contaminated sites; and regulatory and legal aspects. The symposium found that exposures to natural sources of radiation should be considered from the point of view of their amenability to control. This approach is reflected in the International Basic Safety Standards for Protection against Ionizing Radiation and for the  More>>
Authors:
"NONE"
Publication Date:
Feb 01, 2002
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
IAEA-TECDOC-1271
Resource Relation:
Conference: International symposium on technologically enhanced natural radiation (TENR II), Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), 12-17 Sep 1999; Other Information: PBD: Feb 2002
Subject:
61 RADIATION PROTECTION AND DOSIMETRY; COAL MINES; ENVIRONMENTAL EXPOSURE; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS; LEADING ABSTRACT; MINING; NATURAL RADIOACTIVITY; RADIATION MONITORING; RADIATION PROTECTION; RADIONUCLIDE MIGRATION; MEETINGS
OSTI ID:
20243485
Research Organizations:
International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna (Austria)
Country of Origin:
IAEA
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ISSN 1011-4289; TRN: XA0201217016249
Availability:
Available from INIS in electronic form
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
378 pages
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Technologically enhanced natural radiation (TENR II). Proceedings of an international symposium. IAEA: N. p., 2002. Web.
Technologically enhanced natural radiation (TENR II). Proceedings of an international symposium. IAEA.
2002. "Technologically enhanced natural radiation (TENR II). Proceedings of an international symposium." IAEA.
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title = {Technologically enhanced natural radiation (TENR II). Proceedings of an international symposium}
abstractNote = {Natural radiation is ubiquitous. In recent decades, there has been a developing interest in fully documenting exposure of human beings to radiation of natural origin. Radiation experts have recognized that natural sources of radiation can cause exposure of members of the general public and workers to levels that warrant consideration of whether controls should be applied. The second International Symposium on Technologically Enhanced Natural Radiation (TENR II) was held in Rio de Janeiro from 12 to 17 September 1999. The objective of the symposium was to provide a forum for the international exchange of information on the scientific and technical aspects of those components of exposure to natural radiation that warrant consideration. These components were examined under the headings: the technological enhancement of natural radiation in mining and non-nuclear industries; radon indoors and outdoors; mobility and transfer of natural radionuclides; natural radiation and health effects; analytical techniques and methodologies; the remediation of contaminated sites; and regulatory and legal aspects. The symposium found that exposures to natural sources of radiation should be considered from the point of view of their amenability to control. This approach is reflected in the International Basic Safety Standards for Protection against Ionizing Radiation and for the Safety of Radiation Sources (BSS) and the associated IAEA documents on occupational exposure and rehabilitation of contaminated lands. The concepts of exclusion and intervention are particularly relevant to the amenability to control of natural sources of radiation. Indeed, the BSS specify that any exposure whose magnitude is essentially unamenable to control through the requirements of the BSS is out of the scope of the BSS. The BSS further indicate that protective or remedial actions shall be undertaken whenever they are justified in terms of the benefit to be obtained. Following their deliberations, the participants of the symposium found that these concepts of exclusion and intervention needed to be further developed for regulatory purposes, preferably in a quantitative form (e.g. through the establishment of activity concentrations)}
place = {IAEA}
year = {2002}
month = {Feb}
}