Radiological Monitoring of the Environment

Radiological Monitoring of the Environment

Proceedings of a Symposium Organized by the Central Electricity Generating Board in Association with the Joint Health Physics Committee; Held at Berkeley, Gloucestershire, October 1963

1st Edition - January 1, 1965

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  • Editors: B. C. Godbold, J. K. Jones
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483137582

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Radiological Monitoring of the Environment documents the proceedings of a symposium organized by The Central Electricity Generating Board in association with The Joint Health Physics Committee, held at Berkeley, Gloucestershire, on 3-4 October 1963. Environmental monitoring in its different aspects is of interest to most health physicists, and in particular to those of the Generating Board in relation to nuclear power stations and nuclear laboratories. The symposium served the dual purpose of disseminating information on a subject of importance, and fulfilling one of the objectives of the Joint Health Physics Committee by bringing together people working in various fields. This volume is divided into two parts, following the way in which the symposium was arranged. The first part of the volume contains the papers and the second part consists of the transactions of the meeting at Berkeley. The papers presented cover topics such as radioactivity in agricultural products; the monitoring of artificial radioactivity in waters round the British Isles; the monitoring of uranium and plutonium dust hazards; radiological control in university laboratories; and environmental surveys around research reactors.

Table of Contents


  • Foreword

    Editors' Preface

    List of Participants

    Part 1 — Papers

    Session I

    Radioactivity in Agricultural Products and its Assessment by Environmental Survey

    The Monitoring of Artificial Radioactivity in Waters round the British Isles

    Session II

    Derived "Maximum Permissible Levels" Used in Neighborhood and Working Environment Surveys

    Session III

    Sampling for Low Concentrations of Airborne Activity

    Continuous Sampling and Measurement of Airborne Activity

    Representativeness of Air Sampling for Particulates

    The Monitoring of Uranium and Plutonium Dust Hazards

    Gaseous Effluent Monitoring at CEGB Nuclear Power Stations

    Session IV

    Problems in the Achievement of Optimal Radiation Levels in Hospital Practice

    Radiological Control in University Laboratories

    Current Practice in the Survey of the Working Environment at the Wantage Research Laboratory

    Current Practice in the Survey of Working Environments at AEE Winfrith

    Environmental Monitoring in the Operation of a Nuclear Power Station

    The Survey of Working Environments in Industry-RPS Experience

    Some Applications of Radioisotopes in the Unilever Research Laboratory, Port Sunlight

    Aspects of X-Radiation Monitoring Techniques for High Voltage Electronic Equipment

    The Use of Geiger-Muller Tubes for the Measurement of X and Gamma Radiation up to 1 MeV

    Radiation Safety Problems in a Large Electrical Engineering Company

    Session V

    Marine Environmental Monitoring in the Vicinity of Windscale

    Environmental Surveys around Research Reactors

    CEGB District Survey

    Isotopic Analysis at the CEGB's Central Radiochemical Laboratory

    The Pre-operational District Survey at Hunterston

    The GEC District Survey of the Hunterston Area

    Gamma Spectrometry from a Vehicle

    An Alternative to District Survey Sampling

    Radiation Hazards in the Neighborhood of Hospitals and Their Assessment

    Part 2 — Transactions

    Session I

    Introduction of Paper Entitled: Radioactivity in Agricultural Products and its Assessment Environmental Survey

    Introduction of Paper Entitled: The Monitoring of Artificial Radioactivity in Waters round the British Isles

    Discussion

    Session II

    Introduction of Paper Entitled: Derived "Maximum Permissible Levels" Used in Neighborhood and Working Environment Surveys

    Discussion

    Session III

    Recent Advances in Monitoring for Airborne Radioactivity

    Discussion

    Session IV

    Current Practice in the Survey of Working Environments

    Discussion

    Session V

    Current Practice in Neighborhood Environmental Survey and Possible Alternatives Thereto

    Discussion

Product details

  • No. of pages: 444
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1965
  • Published: January 1, 1965
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483137582

About the Editors

B. C. Godbold

J. K. Jones

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