Effects of ionizing radiation on terrestrial plants and animals: A workshop report

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) Air, Water, and Radiation Division (EH-412) is preparing to issue protective radiological standards for aquatic and terrestrial organisms. To support this effort, DOE sponsored a workshop to evaluate the adequacy of current approaches to radiological protection. Workshop participants reviewed and discussed a 1992 International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) report on radiological protection of biota for its adequacy and completeness in answering the following questions: can DOE use these data and conclusions for promulgating radiological standards for the protection of terrestrial organisms; are the conclusions given in this report still valid or have they been ... continued below

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Barnthouse, L.W. December 1, 1995.

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) Air, Water, and Radiation Division (EH-412) is preparing to issue protective radiological standards for aquatic and terrestrial organisms. To support this effort, DOE sponsored a workshop to evaluate the adequacy of current approaches to radiological protection. Workshop participants reviewed and discussed a 1992 International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) report on radiological protection of biota for its adequacy and completeness in answering the following questions: can DOE use these data and conclusions for promulgating radiological standards for the protection of terrestrial organisms; are the conclusions given in this report still valid or have they been superseded by more recent data? The consensus of the workshop participants was that the dose limits for animals and plants recommended by the IAEA are adequately supported by the available scientific information. Participants agreed, however, that better guidance on application of those dose limits is needed. Participants further agreed with the IAEA that dose limits deigned to protect humans generally protect biota as well, except when (1) human access is restricted without restricting access by biota, (2) unique exposure pathways exist, (3) rare or endangered species are present, or (4) other stresses are significant. To deal with these exceptions, site-specific exposures should be considered in developing secondary standards.

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  • Effects of ionizing radiation on terrestrial plants and animals: a workshop report, Oak Ridge, TN (United States), 14-15 Jun 1995; Other Information: DN: Environmental Sciences Division publication number 4494

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  • Other: DE96003937
  • Report No.: ORNL/TM--13141
  • Report No.: CONF-9506302--Summ.
  • Grant Number: AC05-84OR21400
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 179226
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc667255

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Barnthouse, L.W. Effects of ionizing radiation on terrestrial plants and animals: A workshop report, article, December 1, 1995; Tennessee. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc667255/: accessed September 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.