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Radiat Prot Dosimetry. 2004;109(1-2):75-7.

A United States perspective on long-term management of areas contaminated with radioactive materials.

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Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, Unites States Department of Energy, Washington DC, USA. rick.jones@eh.doe.gov

Abstract

The US has far-reaching and extensive experience in the long-term management of areas contaminated with radioactive materials. This experience base includes the Department of Energy's continued follow-up with Hiroshima and Nagasaki from the 1940s at the Radiological Effects Research Foundation in Hiroshima, Japan, the long-term management of the Marshall Islands Programme, the clean-up of the US nuclear weapons complex and the ongoing management of accident sites such as in Palomares, Spain. This paper discusses the lessons learnt and best practices gained from this far-reaching and extensive experience in the long-term management of areas contaminated with radioactive materials.

PMID:
15238660
DOI:
10.1093/rpd/nch255
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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