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Title: Selection of terrestrial transfer factors for radioecological assessment models and regulatory guides

A parameter value for a radioecological assessment model is not a single value but a distribution of values about a central value. The sources that contribute to the variability of transfer factors to predict foodchain transport of radionuclides are enumerated. Knowledge of these sources, judgement in interpreting the available data, consideration of collateral information, and established criteria that specify the desired level of conservatism in the resulting predictions are essential elements when selecting appropriate parameter values for radioecological assessment models and regulatory guides. 39 references, 4 figures, 5 tables.
Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5724849
Report Number(s):
UCRL-89766; CONF-831032-3; IAEA-SR-85/56
ON: DE84002721
DOE Contract Number:
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Seminar on the environmental transfer to man of radionuclides released from nuclear installations, Brussels, Belgium, 17 Oct 1983
Research Org:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (USA); Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (USA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; FOOD CHAINS; RADIONUCLIDE MIGRATION; CROPS; DISTRIBUTION FUNCTIONS; MATHEMATICAL MODELS; MEAT; MILK; PLANTS; SOILS; BIOLOGICAL MATERIALS; BODY FLUIDS; ENVIRONMENTAL TRANSPORT; FOOD; FUNCTIONS; MASS TRANSFER; MATERIALS 510302* -- Environment, Terrestrial-- Radioactive Materials Monitoring & Transport-- Terrestrial Ecosystems & Food Chains-- (-1987)