Review of Past Nuclear Accidents: Source Terms and Recorded Gamma-Ray Spectra

Sanderson, D.C.W. , Cresswell, A. , Allyson, J.D. and McConville, P. (1997) Review of Past Nuclear Accidents: Source Terms and Recorded Gamma-Ray Spectra. Project Report. Department of the Environment, London, UK.




Airborne gamma ray spectrometry using high volume scintillation detectors, optionally in conjunction with Ge detectors, has potential for making rapid environmental measurements in response to nuclear accidents. A literature search on past nuclear accidents has been conducted to define the source terms which have been experienced so far. Selected gamma ray spectra recorded after past accidents have also been collated to examine the complexity of observed behaviour.

Item Type:Research Reports or Papers (Project Report)
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Sanderson, Professor David and Cresswell, Dr Alan
Authors: Sanderson, D.C.W., Cresswell, A., Allyson, J.D., and McConville, P.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre
Publisher:Department of the Environment
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 1997 The Authors
Publisher Policy:Reproduced with the permission of the authors
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