Discharges of krypton from Sellafield, 1951-1997, and the resultant doses to members of the public.

@article{Jackson1998DischargesOK,
  title={Discharges of krypton from Sellafield, 1951-1997, and the resultant doses to members of the public.},
  author={Duncan Jackson and Cathy Zimmerman and Jane Gray},
  journal={Journal of radiological protection : official journal of the Society for Radiological Protection},
  year={1998},
  volume={18 2},
  pages={111-8}
}
The radionulide 85Kr, which has a half-life of 10.72 years, is produced, almost exclusively, by reprocessing operations during which the fission product is released from irradiated nuclear fuel by chemical dissolution. Reprocessing plants at Sellafield, in Cumbria, have released the noble gas to atmosphere since operations commenced in 1952. Historically, krypton discharges were classified for security reasons, although these have been monitored and published by BNFL for each year since 1977… CONTINUE READING