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dc.contributor.authorMcCartney, Martin
dc.contributor.authorBaxter, M. S.
dc.contributor.authorMcKay, Keith
dc.contributor.authorScott, E. Marian
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-11T19:52:08Z
dc.date.available2021-02-11T19:52:08Z
dc.date.issued1986-01-01
dc.identifier.citationMcCartney, M., Baxter, M. S., McKay, K., & Scott, E. M. (1986). Global and local effects of 14C discharges from the nuclear fuel cycle. Radiocarbon, 28(2A), 634-643.
dc.identifier.issn0033-8222
dc.identifier.doi10.1017/S0033822200007827
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/652682
dc.descriptionFrom the 12th International Radiocarbon Conference held in Trondheim, June 24-28, 1985.
dc.description.abstractThe radiologic impact of 14C produced by the nuclear fuel cycle is assessed at both global and local levels. In the former context, it is predicted here that the specific activity of atmospheric CO2 in the year 2050 will be ca 7.6 pCig^(-1)C. Although this is similar to the present level, the subsequent collective dose commitment could be highly significant. The enhancement of 14C concentrations around the nuclear fuel-reprocessing plant at Sellafield (Windscale) in Cumbria, UK has been monitored over recent years. For example, maximum levels of 27.2 pCig^(-1)C (~350% above natural) during 1984 were observed <1 km from the plant, with enhanced activities detectable to at least 29km. Nevertheless, it is clear that the radiologic significance to the local population is low. The spatial distribution of the excess 14C allows atmospheric dispersion models to be tested in the context of continuous releases and the results thus far show that the Gaussian plume model performs successfully.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherAmerican Journal of Science
dc.relation.urlhttp://radiocarbon.webhost.uits.arizona.edu/
dc.rightsCopyright © The American Journal of Science
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dc.subjectair
dc.subjectCumbria England
dc.subjectSellafield England
dc.subjectglobal
dc.subjectnuclear facilities
dc.subjectEngland
dc.subjectpollution
dc.subjecthuman activity
dc.subjectatmosphere
dc.subjectGreat Britain
dc.subjectUnited Kingdom
dc.subjectEurope
dc.subjectWestern Europe
dc.subjectC 14
dc.subjectcarbon
dc.subjectisotopes
dc.subjectradioactive isotopes
dc.titleGlobal and Local Effects of 14C Discharges from the Nuclear Fuel Cycle
dc.typeProceedings
dc.typetext
dc.identifier.journalRadiocarbon
dc.description.noteThis material was digitized as part of a cooperative project between Radiocarbon and the University of Arizona Libraries.
dc.description.collectioninformationThe Radiocarbon archives are made available by Radiocarbon and the University of Arizona Libraries. Contact lbry-journals@email.arizona.edu for further information.
dc.eprint.versionFinal published version
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dc.source.volume28
dc.source.issue2A
dc.source.beginpage634
dc.source.endpage643
refterms.dateFOA2021-02-11T19:52:08Z


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