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Assessing the Impact of Deep Sea Disposal of Low Level Radioactive Waste on Living Marine Resources


127 pages, Figs, tabs

International Atomic Energy Agency

Paperback | Dec 1988 | #9504 | ISBN: 9201254881
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Contents: (1) Introduction. (2) Nature of the deep sea ecosystem. (3) Naturally occurring and fallout radianuclides in the marine environment. (4) Effects of radiation on aquatic organisms. (5) Methods of dosimetry for aquatic organisms and an estimate of the background dose rate in the deep sea. (6) Derivation of dose rates to organisms based on the IAEA definition of high level radioactive waste unsuitable for dumping at sea. (7) Dose rates arising from actual sea dumping at sea. (8) Summary and Conclusions.

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