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Assessment of Potential Radiation Dose Rates to Marine Organisms Around the Korean Peninsula
- Lee, Dong-Myung (Korea Institute of Nuclear Safety) ;
- Lee, Jun-ho (University of Science and Technology)
- Received : 2015.10.12
- Accepted : 2016.01.11
- Published : 2016.03.31
Background: It is very difficult to set a regulatory guidance or criteria for the protection of non-human species from the ionizing radiation, because there are no generally or internationally accepted methods for demonstrating the compliance with such criteria. It is needed that Korea develop the primary dose rate standards for the protection of both aquatic and terrestrial biota in the near future. Materials and Methods: The potential dose rates due to both external and internal radiation exposures to marine organisms such as plaice/flounder, gray mullet, and brown seaweed collected within territorial seas around the Korean Peninsula were estimated. Results and Discussion: The total dose rates to plaice/flounder, gray mullet and brown seaweed due to
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