IAEA coordinated research project (CRP) Environmental Behaviour and Potential Biological Impact of Radioactive Particles has been completed. The results of this CRP will help the global science community to better understand and predict the long term environmental behaviour and potential biological impact of radioactive particles.
The CRP activities led to improved scientific knowledge on properties and environmental behaviour of particulate radioactive materials and their abundance, forms, properties, and associated hazards. The project provided a cooperation framework for 18 research organisations from 14 countries across four continents – Australia, Europe, North America and Asia.
Both former CERAD director Brit Salbu and CERAD research director Ole Christian Lind took an active part in this project. Salbu has chaired this CPR and acted as editor of the special issue in the Journal of Environmental Radioactivity.