Radiological Dose Assessment Due to the Operation of Nuclear Facilities at KAERI Nuclear Site

  • Han, M.H. (Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute) ;
  • Kim, E.H. (Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute) ;
  • Hwang, W.T (Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute) ;
  • Yeom, J.M. (Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute) ;
  • Han, J.T. (Korea Nuclear Fuel Company) ;
  • Lee, Y.B. (Korea Nuclear Fuel Company) ;
  • Han, W.J. (Korea Nuclear Fuel Company)
  • Published : 2003.09.30

Abstract

To prevent the potential health detriment to the public from radioactive effluents, radiological dose assessments due to the operation of nuclear facilities located at Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI) site has been performed semiannually in compliance with the Minister of Science and Technology (MOST)'s Notice in Korea. Radiological dose assessment based on the new recommendation of the International Committee on Radiation Protection (ICRP-60) has been conducted since 1998. In this manuscript, a serial activities at KAERI site to meet the regulatory standards for routine releases of radioactive effluents are introduced and discussed including technical approaches. It is clear that each nuclear facility has been operated in compliance with regulatory standards. Furthermore, it is identified that the radiation induced health effects for residents around the site are neglectable.

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