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The effects of radiation on freshwater and coastal aquatic ecosystems (Replaced by AE0116, 4/93). - AE0106

R&D Summary Objectives:- Assess principal hazards to the aquatic environment arising from authorised radioactive discharges. Examine the impact of radionuclides on the immune response and reproductive success of selected species and refine dosimetry models which predict effects of discharges on the ecosystem. Key customer purpose:- Permit MAFF policy on radio nuclide discharges to take into account non-public health environmental risks.
To assess hazards to the temperate aquatic environment (fresh and marine) that may be arising from radioactive waste discharges authorised by the Ministry on the basis of adequate protection of man. To provide significant scientific information needed for the drawing up of criteria for the protection of temperate aquatic ecosystems.
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 1990

To: 1993

Cost: £319,017
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Fields of Study
Environmental Protection - Marine