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Setting Authorized Limits for Radioactive Discharges: Practical Issues to Consider

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English IAEA-TECDOC-1638 978-92-0-114909-1
80 15.00 2010

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This publication provides an overview of the practical aspects related to the implementation of programmes for protection of people and the environment from radiological effects of authorized radioactive discharges. It includes a description of the main processes involved in setting discharge authorizations and presents examples of current practice drawn from national experiences in activities and facilities, including nuclear and other industries. The study considers the range of approaches adopted in Member States and discusses advantages and shortcomings of different approaches where appropriate.

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