CitationVokal, B., & Kobal, I. (1997). Radiocarbon releases at the Krško Nuclear Power Plant. Radiocarbon, 39(3), 285-292.
AbstractSince 1991, radiocarbon analyses of exhaust air have been part of the regular radioactivity monitoring program at the Krško Nuclear Power Plant (NPP), a Westinghouse 632 MWe pressurized water reactor (PWR). Activity of CO2 and hydrocarbons has been identified; the former contributes ca. 43%. A normalized release of total 14C of 0.219 TBgGWe-1a-1 was obtained. Indoor air 14C concentrations in selected rooms inside the plant have generally been <5 Bq m-3, although rare peaks of >1000 Bq m-3 may be reached. Tree rings have shown slight enhanced 14C activity due to the operation of the plant.