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NKS Programme Area:NKS-B
Research Area:Emergency preparedness
Report Number:EKO-3-3-97-TR-1
Report Title:Operational Intervention Levels in a Nuclear Emergency, General Concepts and a Probabilistic Approach
Activity Acronym:EKO-3
Authors:Bent Lauritzen, Ulf Bäverstam, Anders Damkjær, Eldri Naadland Holo, Kari Sinkko
Abstract:This report deals with Operational Intervention Levels (OILs) in a nuclear or radiation emergency. OILs are defined as the values of environmental measurements, in particular dose rate measurements, above which specific protective actions should be carried out in emergency exposure situations. The derivation and the application of OILs are discussed, and an overview of the presently adopted values is provided, with emphasis on the situation in the Nordic countries. A new, probabilistic approach to derive OILs is presented and the method is illustrated by calculating dose rate OILs in a simplified setting. Contrary to the standard approach, the probabilistic approach allows for optimization of OILs. It is argued, that optimized OILs may be much larger than the presently adopted or suggested values. It is recommended, that the probabilistic approach is further developed and employed in determining site specific OILs and in optimizing environmental measuring strategies.
Publication date:01 Dec 1997
ISBN:ISBN: 87-7893-034-0
Number of downloads:2903
Download:pdf EKO-3-3-97-TR-1.pdf
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