A radiation dose estimate for visitors of the South Alligator River valley, Australia, from remnants of uranium mining and milling activities

  • Andreas Bollhöfer
  • Bruce Ryan
  • Kirrilly Pfitzner
  • Paul Martin
  • Michelle Iles
Conference paper

Abstract

In this paper we estimate the annual radiation dose received from remnants of uranium mining and milling activities by members of three groups visiting the South Alligator River valley: local Aboriginal people, Parks Australia North Rangers, and tourists. We take into account three possible pathways of radiation exposure: external gamma radiation, inhalation and ingestion of radioactive elements, and include information on occupancy times and traditional Aboriginal diet.

Keywords

Dust Uranium Milling Radionuclide Radon 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andreas Bollhöfer
    • 1
  • Bruce Ryan
    • 2
  • Kirrilly Pfitzner
    • 3
  • Paul Martin
    • 4
  • Michelle Iles
    • 5
  1. 1.Environmental Research Institute of the Supervising Scientist (eriss)JabiruAustralia
  2. 2.Environmental Research Institute of the Supervising Scientist (eriss)JabiruAustralia
  3. 3.Environmental Research Institute of the Supervising Scientist (eriss)JabiruAustralia
  4. 4.Environmental Research Institute of the Supervising Scientist (eriss)JabiruAustralia
  5. 5.Environmental Research Institute of the Supervising Scientist (eriss)JabiruAustralia

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