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DETERMINATION OF TOTAL URANIUM IN SAMPLES FROM MAFF`S 1997 TRAMP AND FARM MONITORING PROGRAMMES - RP0439

Description
RSN is responsible for monitoring the food chain for its radiological safety. This is done via comprehensive independent monitoring programmes for radioactivity in terrestrial foodstuffs in England and Wales which began in 1986. These are TRAMP and FARM. These uranium determinations form part of the analytical requirements for these monitoring programmes for samples taken in 1997. Samples to be analysed for 1997 will include milk, crops, total diet, grass, soil and faeces. Each sample will be analysed for total uranium (U-234 + U-235 + U-238).
Objective
1. To analyse milk, crops, total diet, grass, soil and faecal samples for total yranium content (U-234 + U-235 + U-238) be delayed neutron counting. 2. To report the analytical results to MAFF within one month of receipt of the pre-pared samples. Results to be reported as follows: mBq/l for milk samples; mBq/kg (fresh weight) for crops, total diet, grass and faecal samples; and, mBq/kg (dry weight) for soil samples.
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 1998

To: 1998

Cost: £4,907
Contractor / Funded Organisations
University - London
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