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Reference Number SS0104
Title Soil surveys around nuclear sites
Status Completed
Energy Categories Nuclear Fission and Fusion(Nuclear Fission, Nuclear supporting technologies) 50%;
Nuclear Fission and Fusion(Nuclear Fission, Other nuclear fission) 50%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Physics) 25%;
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES (Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences) 75%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Environmental dimensions) 75%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Policy and regulation) 25%;
Principal Investigator Project Contact
No email address given
Cranfield University
Award Type Standard
Funding Source DEFRA
Start Date 01 April 1999
End Date 31 March 2001
Duration 24 months
Total Grant Value £118,320
Industrial Sectors No relevance to Underpinning Sectors
Region East of England
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , Cranfield University (100.000%)
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Objectives Objectives not supplied
Abstract This study will aim to survey details of soil distribution and soil properties around 2 nuclear power stations, Oldbury and Berkeley, Gloucestershire, UK. The project will include an initial review of previously acquired soil information from the area, which will involve a desk study and a search of the Soil Survey and Land Research Centre archive. A field survey will then be undertaken in 2 stages to gather raw data relating to soils, encompassing an area of up to 8 km radius from Oldbury andBerkeley nuclear power stations, which will give a total land area of 270 km2. Aspects of each site, together with the soil profile down to 1.2 m in depth, will be recorded on computer-input cards for inclusion in a database. Furthermore, a map of the distribution of soil types will be produced from soil and topographical information, while supplementary maps will be generated for topsoil pH, topsoil texture and land use, together with a report summarising the findings. Results will be used todevelop procedures for dealing with nuclear accidents and other radiation release events, as well as to assess discharges under the Radioactive Substances Act 1993.
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