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Ionising radiation

Environmental Radioactivity - Medicine - Occupational Radiation Protection - Nuclear Hazards Defence

Ionisierende Strahlung

Specialist information (The FachInfothek)

The "FachInfothek" (compilation of technical information) is a compilation of in-depth information on the topic "Enhanced natural environmental radioactivity by human impact". The major part of the information can be downloaded. Links enable access to further information from other sources, for whose accuracy BfS does not assume responsibility, however.

Recommendations and Directive

In the following an overview is given about the first science-based recommendations to deal with the consequences of uranium mining and a directive for further control of the remediation process.

Project "Radiological registration, examination and evaluation of mining relics (Register of Relics)"

Since 1991, the Federal Office for Radiation Protection (BfS) carried out the determination of the natural environmental radioactivity originating from mining activities in the new Laender, as a special task due to the German Unification. Therefore, BfS performed the project "Radiological registration, examination and evaluation of mining relics (Register of Relics)" from 1991 until 1999. With this project those uranium ore mining relics which were no more owned by the Wismut GmbH and the relics of historic mining were systematically registered, examined and radiologically evaluated.

Decision support for modelling of the air and water path at the remediation of mining relics

The BfS has been developing the "Guideline on the examination and radiological evaluation of mining relics" with the objective to enable future decisions about the remediation of mining relics according to standardised, scientifically founded, economically appropriate and transparent rules.

Calculation Guide Mining

The "Calculation Guide Mining" is intended to determine mining-caused radiation exposure of members of the public and of workers. It is applicable for the use, decommissioning, remediation, and reuse of mining facilities and installations as well as for the use, remediation, and reuse of land contaminated as a result of mining facilities and installations.

BMU Measuring Instructions

Measuring instructions for the monitoring of radioactive substances in the environment and external radiation are published by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU). The instructions describe procedures on how to take and analyse samples. They have been developed by the Coordinating Offices of the Federal Government,

UFOPLAN-Investigations on the topic "relics"

Here are the most of the investigations that BfS initiated on the topic "relics" financed by the program UFOPLAN.

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