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Spiridonov S.I.,All Russia Research Institute of Radiology and Agroecology VNIIRAE | Aleksakhin R.M.,All Russia Research Institute of Radiology and Agroecology VNIIRAE | Spirin E.V.,Center for Innovation and Technology for Project Proryv
Atomic Energy | Year: 2015

An approach to evaluating a generalized index of the radiation effect of NFC objects on biota is proposed. The effect of the radiation factor on the collection of representative natural organisms belonging to difference taxonomic groups is taken into account. The change in the proposed index for individual actinides flowing with activity 1 MBq into the environment and their decay products is calculated. The actinides present in spent fuel are considered in the calculations: 241,242m,242,243Am, 242–248Cm, 237Np, 238–242,244Pu, and 235,236,238U. The index developed is suitable for radioecological assessment of the objects of open and closed fuel cycles. The results of such assessment are an important element of the environmental validation of new nuclear power technologies. © 2015 Springer Science+Business Media New York Source


Spiridonov S.I.,All Russia Research Institute of Radiology and Agroecology VNIIRAE | Aleksakhin R.M.,All Russia Research Institute of Radiology and Agroecology VNIIRAE | Spirin E.V.,Innovation and Technology Center for the Proryv Project
Atomic Energy | Year: 2015

The collective dose is examined as an integral characteristic of the radiological effect of nuclear fuel cycle enterprises on the general population. A relation is obtained for evaluating the ecological factor, which takes account of the specifics of radionuclides from the standpoint of their migration capacity and the particularities of dose load formation. The ecological factors are calculated for 241Am, 242mAm, 242Am, 243Am, 242Cm, 243Cm, 244Cm, 245Cm, 246Cm, 247Cm, 248Cm, 237Np, 238Pu, 239Pu, 240Pu, 241Pu, 242Pu, 244Pu, 235U, 236U, and 238U. Links where the activity of the daughter radionuclides was taken as equal to the activity of long-lived precursors are singled out in the decay chains of the actinides. The dynamics of the yearly collective dose for the general population, formed by individual actinides with activity 1 Bq in the emissions and their decay products, for a long period of time is calculated. The results are suitable for performing comparative radioecological assessments of enterprises in open and closed nuclear fuel cycles. © 2015 Springer Science+Business Media New York Source

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