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Studies of radioactivity in the Irish Sea off Sellafield (Replaced by AE0114,4/93). - AE0104

R&D Summary Objectives:- Improve existing MIRMAID model through biological, physico-chemical and geochemical research into fate and effects of radionuclides and assess the current and future public health significance of radioactivity in the Irish Sea and other shelf seas environments. Key customer purpose:- Enable MAFF to review, on the basis of current scientific knowledge, its policy on radioactive discharges at Sellafield and elsewhere under the RSA.
1.To remedy deficiencies in MAFF's understanding of the environmental processes controlling the fate of radionuclides in the sea and thus improve the existing model. 2.To provide a sound scientific basis for the assessment of public radiation exposure from radionuclides in the Irish Sea and the coastal waters of north-west Europe (whether from authorised discharges, fallout or accidental releases). 3.To be in a position to make a prompt and effective response to accidental releases within the requirements of the FEP Act 1985, Part I.
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 1990

To: 1993

Cost: £3,780,945
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Fields of Study
Environmental Protection - Marine