Calculating the consequences of recovery, a European model for inhabited areas

T.W. Charnock, J.A. Jones, L.N. Singer, Kasper Grann Andersson, Jørn Roed, Søren Thykier-Nielsen, Torben Mikkelsen, Poul Astrup, J.C. Kaiser, H. Müller, G. Pröhl, W. Raskob, S.C. Hoe, L.H. Jacobsen, L. Schou-Jensen, F. Gering

    Research output: Contribution to journalConference articleResearchpeer-review

    Abstract

    The European Model for Inhabited Areas (ERMIN) was developed to allow a user to explore different recovery options following the contamination of an urban environment with radioactive material and to refine an appropriate strategy for the whole region affected. The input data include a description of the environment, initial deposition of radionuclides on to a reference surface and a description of countermeasures. Output information includes the average doses to members of the public from external exposure to gamma and beta radiation from deposited radionuclides and inhalation of resuspended radioactivity, the contamination on urban surfaces, the activity concentration in air from resuspension, the doses to workers undertaking the recovery work, the quantity and activity of waste generated and the cost and work required to implement the countermeasure. ERMIN has been designed to be implemented as a tool that supports the approach of decision-makers and allows the area to be broken down into smaller regions where different conditions prevail and different countermeasure packages are enacted.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalRadioprotection - Revue de la Societé Francaise de Radioprotection
    Volume44
    Issue number5
    Pages (from-to)407-412
    ISSN0033-8451
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2009
    EventECORAD 2008 International Conference on Radioecology and Environmental Radioactivity - Bergen, Norway
    Duration: 15 Jun 200820 Jun 2008

    Conference

    ConferenceECORAD 2008 International Conference on Radioecology and Environmental Radioactivity
    CountryNorway
    CityBergen
    Period15/06/200820/06/2008

    Keywords

    • Radioecology and tracer studies
    • Nuclear technologies

    Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Calculating the consequences of recovery, a European model for inhabited areas'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

    Cite this