Radiological Assessment: A Textbook on Environmental Dose Analyses (NUREG/CR-3332, ORNL-5968)

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Date Published: September 1983

Edited by:
John E. Till
Radiological Assessments Corporation
Neeses, South Carolina


H. Robert Meyer
Health and Safety Research Division
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Prepared for:
Division of Systems Integration
Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Washington, DC 20555

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It has often been said that we know more about radiation than any other pollutant known to man. We are at this vantage point now because of an early concern for radiation protection when nuclear programs were developing at U.S. Government and university laboratories. Indeed, the protection of man and his environment from the harmful effects of ionizing radiation came to be known as the field of health physics and benefited from considerable previous experience in medical physics and a vigorous program in radiation biology. To properly appreciate where we are now in our ability to assess radionuclide releases, it is necessary to trace the path of development.

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