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Radionuclide metrology research for nuclear site decommissioning

Judge, SM and Regan, Patrick (2017) Radionuclide metrology research for nuclear site decommissioning Radiation Physics and Chemistry, 140. pp. 463-465.

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The safe and cost-effective decommissioning of legacy nuclear sites relies on accurate measurement of the radioactivity content of the waste materials, so that the waste can be assigned to the most appropriate disposal route. Such measurements are a new challenge for the science of radionuclide metrology which was established largely to support routine measurements on operating nuclear sites and other applications such as nuclear medicine. In this paper, we provide a brief summary of the international measurement system that is established to enable nuclear site operators to demonstrate that measurements are accurate, independent and fit for purpose, and highlight some of the projects that are underway to adapt the measurement system to meet the changing demands from the industry.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Physics
Authors :
Judge, SM
Date : 12 February 2017
DOI : 10.1016/j.radphyschem.2017.02.027
Copyright Disclaimer : © 2017. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
Uncontrolled Keywords : Radioactivity Metrology Nuclear decommissioning
Depositing User : Melanie Hughes
Date Deposited : 12 Sep 2017 14:51
Last Modified : 16 Jan 2019 18:56

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