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Integration of radiation monitoring for nuclear emergency response teams

Abstract

The Canadian Forces have established Nuclear Emergency Response Teams to cope with potential radiation accidents. Previously, only gamma and high-energy beta radiation could be detected. Recently, new radiation sampling, detecting, and analytical equipment has been bought, including air samplers, beta counters, high-purity germanium gamma detectors, and multi-channel analyzers together with Gamma Vision Software to analyze gamma spectra. The purpose of the present study is to propose a way to use the new equipment, to analyze the results from the gamma and beta detectors, and to integrate the results into a format for decision making. Integration is achieved through the creation of a computer program, Radiation Integration Program (RIP). This program analyzes gross beta counts, and uses them to estimate danger to the thyroid. As well the results from Gamma Vision are converted from Bq to dose rate for several parts of the body. Overall gamma results affecting the thyroid are compared to the beta results to verify the initial estimations.
Authors:
Olsen, J T; Thompson, N Y [1] 
  1. Royal Military Coll. of Canada, Kingston, ON (Canada)
Publication Date:
Dec 31, 1993
Product Type:
Conference
Report Number:
INIS-CA-0009; CONF-9304317-
Reference Number:
SCA: 560180; PA: AIX-28:056939; EDB-97:121833; SN: 97001841319
Resource Relation:
Conference: 18. annual student conference CNA/CNS, Montreal (Canada), 2-3 Apr 1993; Other Information: PBD: 1993; Related Information: Is Part Of Proceedings of the 18. annual student conference CNA/CNS; Tye, P. [ed.]; PB: 239 p.
Subject:
56 BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE, APPLIED STUDIES; RADIATION ACCIDENTS; EXPERT SYSTEMS; RADIATION MONITORING; BETA DETECTION; CANADA; EMERGENCY PLANS; EXTERNAL ZONES; G CODES; GAMMA DETECTION; GAMMA SPECTRA; R CODES; RADIATION DETECTORS; RADIATION PROTECTION; REACTOR ACCIDENTS; THYROID
OSTI ID:
517070
Research Organizations:
Canadian Nuclear Society, Toronto, ON (Canada); Canadian Nuclear Association, Toronto, ON (Canada)
Country of Origin:
Canada
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ON: DE97638270; TRN: CA9700533056939
Availability:
INIS; OSTI as DE97638270
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
pp. 20-29
Announcement Date:

Citation Formats

Olsen, J T, and Thompson, N Y. Integration of radiation monitoring for nuclear emergency response teams. Canada: N. p., 1993. Web.
Olsen, J T, & Thompson, N Y. Integration of radiation monitoring for nuclear emergency response teams. Canada.
Olsen, J T, and Thompson, N Y. 1993. "Integration of radiation monitoring for nuclear emergency response teams." Canada.
@misc{etde_517070,
title = {Integration of radiation monitoring for nuclear emergency response teams}
author = {Olsen, J T, and Thompson, N Y}
abstractNote = {The Canadian Forces have established Nuclear Emergency Response Teams to cope with potential radiation accidents. Previously, only gamma and high-energy beta radiation could be detected. Recently, new radiation sampling, detecting, and analytical equipment has been bought, including air samplers, beta counters, high-purity germanium gamma detectors, and multi-channel analyzers together with Gamma Vision Software to analyze gamma spectra. The purpose of the present study is to propose a way to use the new equipment, to analyze the results from the gamma and beta detectors, and to integrate the results into a format for decision making. Integration is achieved through the creation of a computer program, Radiation Integration Program (RIP). This program analyzes gross beta counts, and uses them to estimate danger to the thyroid. As well the results from Gamma Vision are converted from Bq to dose rate for several parts of the body. Overall gamma results affecting the thyroid are compared to the beta results to verify the initial estimations.}
place = {Canada}
year = {1993}
month = {Dec}
}