Journal of Environmental Waste Management and Recycling

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Research Article - Journal of Environmental Waste Management and Recycling (2018) Volume 1, Issue 1

Radiological risks associated with transportation of liquid waste generated from 99Mo production

A radiological assessment study was performed for the transportation of intermediate level radioactive wastes from 99Mo production facility to waste treatment and storage plant. The radiological safety assessment is related to the exposure dose assessment for the incident-free transportation of liquid wastes, i.e., the radiation exposure of transport crew, handlers for loading and unloading of radioactive waste drums, storage workers, and the general public. It was also estimated radiological risks and the effective doses for the general public resulting from accidents such as an impact and burst rupture caused by the impact during the transportation. INTERTRAN2 code was used to calculate the radiological dose in both cases; of free-accident and accidental condition. According to the results, the collective doses for transport crew, waste handlers, and the general public are far below the regulatory limits. Therefore, I can secure safety from the viewpoint of radiological safety for all situations during the transportation of radioactive wastes.

Author(s): Amr Abdelhady*

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