Modelling the exposure of wildlife to radiation: key findings and activities of IAEA working groups

Nick Neresford, Jordi Vives i Batlle, Karine Beaugelin-Seiller, Mathew Johansen, Richard Goulet, Michael Wood, Elizabeth Ruedig, Karolina Stark, Clare Bradshaw, Pål Andersson, David Copplestone, Hildegarde Vandenhove, Tamara Yankovich, Sergey Fesenko

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    This paper presents the on-going activities of the IAEA MODARIA working group 8, including the development of a database of dynamic parameters for wildlife dose assessment and exercises involving modelling the exposure of organisms in the marine coastal environment near the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear complex. In the area of dosimetry, the group is evaluating the heterogeneous distribution of radionuclides within organisms and comparing dose rate estimates assuming simple geometries with those generated by Voxel phantoms. There is also ongoing work to evaluate how to model the exposure of animals in spatially heterogeneous contaminated environments.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationElectronic proceedings OP-063 Session 08.1. Environmental Protection and Risk Management
    Place of PublicationBarcelona, Spain
    StatePublished - 8 Sep 2014
    EventInternational Conference on Radioecology and Environmental Radioactivity, Barcelona, Spain - ICRER, Barcelona
    Duration: 7 Sep 201412 Sep 2014


    ConferenceInternational Conference on Radioecology and Environmental Radioactivity, Barcelona, Spain

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