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Title: Decision-making in environmental radiation protection: using the ERICA Integrated Approach
Authors: Zinger, Irene
Copplestone, David
Howard, Brenda J
Contact Email: david.copplestone@stir.ac.uk
Keywords: decision-making
environmental radiation protection
decision support tools
ionising radiation
non-human species
ERICA
risk assessment
biota
Issue Date: Sep-2008
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: Zinger I, Copplestone D & Howard BJ (2008) Decision-making in environmental radiation protection: using the ERICA Integrated Approach, Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, 99 (9), pp. 1510-1518.
Abstract: The ERICA Integrated Approach and its associated tool and databases provide a method by which the likely impact of radioactive discharges on the environment can be evaluated, see Fig. 1. The various factors, which should be taken into account when making decisions both during and after an assessment has been made, are discussed for each stage in the assessment process for a hypothetical case study. The assessment will demonstrate the issues associated with the decision- making process at Tiers 1 and 2 within the ERICA Tool and how they may vary. The case study, set in England, evaluates the environmental impact of radioactive substances released under authorisation in response primarily to conservation legislation, because of the need to demonstrate that no adverse impacts will occur on Natura 2000 sites as a result of the release of an authorised substance.
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/7479
DOI Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvrad.2008.01.021
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Affiliation: Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority
Biological and Environmental Sciences
Lancaster Environment Centre

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