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Physics - Applied & Technical Physics | Radiation Protection at Light Water Reactors

Radiation Protection at Light Water Reactors

Prince, Robert

2012, XIV, 366 p.

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  • A thorough and expert treatment based on the author's long practical experience in the field
  • Obligatory reading for trainee radiation-protection professionals
  • Also valuable as a manual to be consulted by reactor operator staff

This book is aimed at Health Physicists wishing to gain a better understanding of the principles and practices associated with a light water reactor (LWR) radiation protection program. The role of key program elements is presented in sufficient detail to assist practicing radiation protection professionals in improving and strengthening their current program. Details related to daily operation and discipline areas vital to maintaining an effective LWR radiation protection program are presented. Programmatic areas and functions important in preventing, responding to, and minimizing radiological incidents and the importance of performing effective incident evaluations and investigations are described. Elements that are integral in ensuring continuous program improvements are emphasized throughout the text.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » ALARA and dose control - Contamination source control - Contamination survey equipment - Radiation monitoring equipment - Radiation protection program - Radiation source control - Radiation surveillance at nuclear plants - Safety at light water reactors

Related subjects » Applied & Technical Physics - Energy Technology - Nuclear Energy

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