A Calculation of Effective Dose Equivalent from Data of Environmental Monitoring around the Karlsruhe Nuclear Research Center

Karlsruhe 원자력연구소 주변의 환경방사능 측정자료로부터 실효선량당량계산

  • Lee, Chang-Woo (Korea Advanced Energy Research Institute) ;
  • Lee, Jeong-Ho (Korea Advanced Energy Research Institute) ;
  • Wicke, A. (Karlsruhe Nuclear Research Center)
  • Published : 1990.12.25


The dose calculations were carried out using environmental montoring data around Karlsruhe Nuclear Research Center(KfK). Ingestion of plant foods was the most important pathway, and the K-40 and Pb-210 natural radioisotopes in food were the most effective radiation source to man. The dose received from artificial nuclides were mostly emitted by gamma irradiation of Cs-134 and Cs-137 deposited on the ground. The effective dose equivalent in the KfK environment was far less than the dose equivalent limit recommended by ICRP.