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The potential for radioactive contamination of Cumbrian beaches by radionuclides present on flotsam - AE0119

Description
R&D Summary Objectives:- Determine the potential for natural and anthropogenic flotsam to accumulate radioactivity from the Sellafield discharges and to be carried ashore to form a potential hazard to people using the beaches. Key Customer Purpose:- To strengthen MAFF's confidence in predicting the biological consequences of waste releases, either licensed or accidental, to aquatic environment.
Objective
To review the data available on past incidents and to review the marine fauna and flora in the Sellafield offshore and inshore areas with emphasis on those groups most likely to occur as flotsam on the strandline. The literature on radionuclide contamination of these species will then be reviewed and field collection and experimental studies carried out on selected species, if necessary and where possible, to fill perceived gaps in our knowledge.
Project Documents
• Final Report : AE0119: Final report The potential for radioactive contamination of Cumbrian beaches by radionuclides   (168k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 1993

To: 1994

Cost: £56,777
Contractor / Funded Organisations
CEFAS
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Fields of Study
Environmental Protection - Marine