Rachel Bonfield

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The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) carried out an international project. 'The Study of the Radiological Situation at the Atolls of Mururoa and Fangataufa' with the aim of assessing the present and future radiological situation at the atolls and making recommendations for either monitoring or remedial actions if they are deemed necessary. The(More)
An assessment has been carried out to determine the impact of continued (99)Tc discharges into the Irish Sea from the nuclear fuels reprocessing plant at Sellafield. Samples of surface and bottom seawater and sediment have been collected from the Irish Sea and analysed for (99)Tc. The information has been used, together with supporting data, to determine(More)
Few data are available on the uptake by the human gut of the element technetium. Of current radiological interest in connection with discharges of technetium-99 in liquid discharges from BNFL, Sellafield, is uptake from European lobsters (Homarus gammarus), whose edible parts are known to concentrate technetium. In this study, a group of eight adult(More)
Table 1. Sampling strategy for collection of cores to estimate 99 Tc inventory in the sub-tidal sediments of the Irish Sea. Sectors covered by individual sediment cores, along with estimates of 137 Cs inventories in June 1995, derived from locations shown in Figure 1c. Table 7. Modifications made to model parameters describing the transfer of radionuclides(More)
Published results from earlier studies have provided indications that measurable quantities of technetium-99 ((99)Tc) have accumulated in the sub-tidal sediments of the Irish Sea. This is due to the enhanced discharges from the Sellafield nuclear reprocessing plant in Cumbria, UK (between 1994 and 2004). Depth distributions of (99)Tc concentrations in(More)
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