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Effects of radiation on marine organisms - AE1132

Summary Objectives:-
Using plaice, a commercially important marine species of fish, assess the effect of chronic alpha and gamma radiation on fish reproduction. Compare number of offspring, changes in the ovary and testes under laboratory conditions and the possible interaction of radiation with organic chemicals.

Key Customer Purpose:-
Provide information to assess whether historical disposals of radioactive wastes adversely affect the health of the environment.
Project Documents
• Technical Report : An Investigation into the Efffects of Chronic Radiation on Fish   (1121k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 1998

To: 2002

Cost: £508,875
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Environmental Protection              
Marine conservation              
Nature conservation              
Fields of Study
Environmental Protection - Marine