Probabilistic risk bounds for the characterization of radiological contamination

  title={Probabilistic risk bounds for the characterization of radiological contamination},
  author={G{\'e}raud Blatman and Thibault Delage and Bertrand Iooss and Nadia P'erot},
  journal={EPJ Nuclear Sciences \& Technologies},
The radiological characterization of contaminated elements (walls, grounds, objects) from nuclear facilities often suffers from a too small number of measurements. In order to determine risk prediction bounds on the level of contamination, some classic statistical methods may then reveal unsuited as they rely upon strong assumptions (e.g. that the underlying distribution is Gaussian) which cannot be checked. Considering that a set of measurements or their average value arise from a Gaussian… 

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