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Monitoring of surface and airborne contamination

Abstract

Indian nuclear energy programme aims at total safety in all activities involved in the entire fuel cycle for the occupational workers, members of the public and the environment as a whole. Routine radiation monitoring with clearly laid out procedures are followed for ensuring the safety of workers and public. Radiation monitoring carried out for the nuclear installations comprises of process monitoring, monitoring of effluent releases and also of the radiation protection monitoring of the individuals, work place and environment. Regulations like banning of smoking and consumption of food and drink etc. reduces the risk of direct ingestion even if inadvertent spread of contamination takes place. Though limit of transportable surface contamination is prescribed, the health physicists always follow a ``clean on swipe`` philosophy which compensates any error in the measurement of surface contamination. In this paper, the following items are contained: Necessity of contamination monitoring, accuracy required in the calibration of surface contamination monitors, methodology for contamination monitoring, air monitoring, guidelines for unrestricted release of scrap materials, and problems in contamination monitoring. (G.K.)
Authors:
Pradeep Kumar, K S [1] 
  1. Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Bombay (India)
Publication Date:
Jun 01, 1997
Product Type:
Conference
Report Number:
JAERI-Conf-97-008; CONF-9610322-
Reference Number:
SCA: 560101; PA: JPN-97:010309; EDB-98:040682; SN: 98001890649
Resource Relation:
Conference: IAEA/RCA training workshop on contamination monitoring, Tokai (Japan), 21-25 Oct 1996; Other Information: PBD: Jun 1997; Related Information: Is Part Of Proceedings of the IAEA/RCA training workshop on contamination monitoring; Endo, Akira; Oishi, Tetsuya; Takahashi, Fumiaki; Murakami, Hiroyuki [eds.] [Japan Atomic Energy Research Inst., Tokai, Ibaraki (Japan). Tokai Research Establishment]; PB: 193 p.
Subject:
56 BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE, APPLIED STUDIES; PERSONNEL MONITORING; INDIA; GOVERNMENT POLICIES; RADIATION PROTECTION; CONTAMINATION; AERIAL MONITORING; CALIBRATION; SURFACE CONTAMINATION; SAFETY STANDARDS
OSTI ID:
588503
Research Organizations:
Japan Atomic Energy Research Inst., Tokyo (Japan)
Country of Origin:
Japan
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ON: DE97758663; TRN: JP9710309
Availability:
OSTI as DE97758663
Submitting Site:
JPN
Size:
pp. 11-17
Announcement Date:

Citation Formats

Pradeep Kumar, K S. Monitoring of surface and airborne contamination. Japan: N. p., 1997. Web.
Pradeep Kumar, K S. Monitoring of surface and airborne contamination. Japan.
Pradeep Kumar, K S. 1997. "Monitoring of surface and airborne contamination." Japan.
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title = {Monitoring of surface and airborne contamination}
author = {Pradeep Kumar, K S}
abstractNote = {Indian nuclear energy programme aims at total safety in all activities involved in the entire fuel cycle for the occupational workers, members of the public and the environment as a whole. Routine radiation monitoring with clearly laid out procedures are followed for ensuring the safety of workers and public. Radiation monitoring carried out for the nuclear installations comprises of process monitoring, monitoring of effluent releases and also of the radiation protection monitoring of the individuals, work place and environment. Regulations like banning of smoking and consumption of food and drink etc. reduces the risk of direct ingestion even if inadvertent spread of contamination takes place. Though limit of transportable surface contamination is prescribed, the health physicists always follow a ``clean on swipe`` philosophy which compensates any error in the measurement of surface contamination. In this paper, the following items are contained: Necessity of contamination monitoring, accuracy required in the calibration of surface contamination monitors, methodology for contamination monitoring, air monitoring, guidelines for unrestricted release of scrap materials, and problems in contamination monitoring. (G.K.)}
place = {Japan}
year = {1997}
month = {Jun}
}