go to top scroll for more


Projects: Projects for Investigator
Reference Number RS01012
Title OSPAR - contribution of aerial discharges to marine environment
Status Completed
Energy Categories Nuclear Fission and Fusion(Nuclear Fission, Nuclear supporting technologies) 75%;
Not Energy Related 25%;
Research Types Applied Research and Development 100%
Science and Technology Fields ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES (Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences) 100%
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Environmental dimensions) 100%
Principal Investigator Project Contact
No email address given
Award Type Standard
Funding Source DEFRA
Start Date 01 December 2003
End Date 31 March 2004
Duration 4 months
Total Grant Value £8,128
Industrial Sectors No relevance to Underpinning Sectors
Region South East
Programme DEFRA Radioactive Substances RS01
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , Atkins (100.000%)
Web Site
Objectives Objectives not supplied
Abstract The purpose of this study was to determine the extent to which aerial radioactive discharges from the UK’s nuclear and non-nuclear sectors contribute to concentrations of radionuclides in the marine environment, and ultimately whether aerial discharges should be included in the UK Strategy. The objectives of the study were to obtain summary data on aerial discharges made from the various nuclear and non-nuclear sectors and to assess their importance by comparing the relative impactof these discharges against published measured concentrations in the marine environment.
Publications (none)
Final Report (none)
Added to Database 12/01/12