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dc.contributor.authorCopplestone, Daviden_UK
dc.contributor.authorHirth, Gerhard Aen_UK
dc.contributor.authorCresswell, Tomen_UK
dc.contributor.authorJohansen, Mathew Pen_UK
dc.description.abstractThe International Commission on Radiological Protection’s (ICRP) system to protect the living components of the environment is designed to provide a broad and practical framework across different exposure situations. The framework recognises the need to be able to demonstrate an adequate level of protection in relation to planned exposure situations, whilst also providing an ability to manage existing and emergency situations in an appropriate way. In all three exposure situations, the release of radionuclides into the natural environment leads to exposures of non-human biota (wildlife), as well as having the potential for exposures of the public. How the key principles of the ICRP system of radiological protection apply in each of these exposure situations will be discussed. Using examples, we will demonstrate how the overall approach provides a mechanism for industry to assess and demonstrate compliance with the environmental protection objectives of relevant (national) legislation, and to meet stakeholder expectations that radiological protection of the environment is taken into consideration in accordance with international best practice. However, several challenges remain, and these will be discussed in the context of the need for additional guidance on the protection of the environment.en_UK
dc.publisherSAGE Publicationsen_UK
dc.relationCopplestone D, Hirth GA, Cresswell T & Johansen MP (2020) Protection of the environment. Annals of the ICRP.
dc.rightsCopplestone D, Hirth GA, Cresswell T & Johansen MP, Protection of the environment, Annals of the ICRP (Forthcoming). Copyright © The Authors 2020. Reprinted by permission of SAGE Publications. DOI:
dc.subjectEnvironmental protectionen_UK
dc.subjectNon-human biotaen_UK
dc.subjectRadiological protectionen_UK
dc.subjectExposure situationsen_UK
dc.titleProtection of the environmenten_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
dc.citation.jtitleAnnals of the ICRPen_UK
dc.type.statusAM - Accepted Manuscripten_UK
dc.description.notesOutput Status: Forthcoming/Available Onlineen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationBiological and Environmental Sciencesen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationAustralian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agencyen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationAustralian Nuclear Science and Technology (ANSTO)en_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationAustralian Nuclear Science and Technology (ANSTO)en_UK
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