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Reference Number RP0436
Title Grass and soil surveys from around nuclear sites: 1997 - 1999
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 Applied Research and Development 100%
Science and Technology Fields BIOLOGICAL AND AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES (Biological Sciences) 50%;
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
AEA Technology
Award Type Standard
Funding Source DEFRA
Start Date 01 April 1997
End Date 31 March 2000
Duration 36 months
Total Grant Value £69,631
Industrial Sectors No relevance to Underpinning Sectors
Region London
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , AEA Technology (100.000%)
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Objectives To supplement MAFF's routine programme of sampling foodstuffs produced in the vicinity of licensed nuclear sites from TRAMP. This project is to provide additional information using environmental indicator materials of trends in radionuclide concentrations against time. The data will form part of that to be provided to the EU so as to discharge the UK's responsibilities under the EURATOM directive. The study complements work already carried out between 1992 and 1996, inclusive.
Abstract The programme of work concerns grass and soil surveys and analyses that are to be taken around 18 UK nuclear establishments to supplement the TRAMP programme. Radionuclides to be anaylsed include H-3, S-35, C-14, Sr-90, Pu-239+240 and gamma-emitters. In addition, it is proposed to provide Pu-238 data when levels are detectable and low-level Am-241 analyses would be undertaken on samples collected from Harwell, Sizewell and Sellafield.
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