Assessing Radiological Impacts
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Biosphere assessment

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We provide expert support in developing biosphere models suitable for the assessment of radiological impacts.  Our team has extensive expertise in developing biosphere models for disposal of solid radioactive waste in landfills, surface and near-surface facilities and deep geological facilities, for releases of liquids to rivers and to the marine environment, and for gaseous releases.

  • Biosphere characterisation
  • Identifying pathways and exposure groups
  • Industry standard compartment models (e.g. SNIFFER, PC-CREAM, GoldSim)


Non-human biota assessment

(c) 2015 Judith Soetens

 

We provide expert support in developing biosphere models suitable for radiological risk assessments for non-human biota.  Our team has extensive expertise in developing biosphere models for non-human biota and in using the ERICA assessment tool.  We also provide expert guidance on interpreting projected dose rates and potential impacts where initial screening values may be exceeded..

  • Site descriptive models
  • Identifying pathways
  • Biosphere characterisation


Contaminated land assessment

 

We provide expert support in assessing radiological risks from contaminated land and in developing land management strategies.  Our team has extensive experience in developing guidance and in delivering a wide range of radiological risk assessments and other support programmes for managing land with radioactive contamination.

  • Advice on regulatory issues
  • Strategy evaluation
  • Impact assessments


Recent projects

Magnox assessment of aerial releases

(c) Magnox Ltd

 

Eden NE assessed potential doses from aerial releases due to storage, at 10 Magnox sites, of vented Ductile Cast Iron Containers (DCICs) containing Intermediate Level Waste.

Sellafield offshore particles

Eden NE undertook the development of a conceptual model for the dispersion of materials in bottom sediment and in suspension in the water column.