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Studies of radioactivity in the freshwater environment in support of FEPA Pt 1 (Replaced by AE0115, 4/93). - AE0105

R&D Summary Objectives:- Develop a model of the behaviour of radio nuclides in different freshwater habitats and radio nuclide accumulation in fish. Key customer purpose:- Fulfil statutory obligations to protect food supply under FEPA through an understanding of the contamination by radionuclides of fresh waters and freshwater fish.
To develop a model of the behaviour of radionuclides in freshwaters and fish as a function of the water chemistry. This will aid the development of a sound scientific basis for advice on the public health consequences of inputs of radionuclides to freshwaters from either authorised discharges or accidental releases (including the provision of advice under the FEP Act 1985 Part I).
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 1990

To: 1993

Cost: £377,084
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Fields of Study
Environmental Protection - Marine