A key uncertainty in radiological risk assessment can be attributed to the environmental transfer of radionuclides. The use of equilibrium or steady state models (as often adopted by scientists assessing the risks associated with radioactivity in the environment) do not allow the true dynamics of the system to be captured, especially in cases where ambient concentrations are changing rapidly. Several modelling tools and approaches have been developed in recent years to address this limitation, but many of these have not been validated widely or adapted for application under diverse situations/scenarios. The objective of this project will be to further develop and test models used for radiological risk assessment (with emphasis on food-chains) in combination with experimental and field studies to parameterize the dynamic transfer model.
Published 8. May 2017 - 10:56 - Updated 8. May 2017 - 10:57