Radioecological survey of the Belgian upper part of the Meuse river during the triennial low water

May Van Hees, Christian Hurtgen, Freddy Verrezen, Michel Bruggeman, Frank Hardeman, Yves Thiry

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    Every three years, when the dams on the upper Meuse river are opened to allow heavy maintenance works on the sluices and banks, specific and more extensive sampling campaigns are organised, taking advantage of the low water. This particular situation facilitates sampling and, hence, provides the opportunity to enlarge the sample set and the sampled quantities. This triennial campaign, carried out in September 2004, allowed to confirm the impact of the commissioning of the new units on the Meuse. Upon demand of the Federal Agency for Nuclear Control (FANC), the programme has been modified considerably, as the activity levels observed in previous years (1998 - 2001) proved to be very low in most of the compartments, often even below limits of detection.
    Original languageEnglish
    PublisherSCK CEN
    Number of pages24
    StatePublished - 25 Jan 2007

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    PublisherSCK CEN

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