Exposure implications for uranium aerosols formed at a new laser enrichment facility: Application of the ICRP respiratory tract and systemic model

E. Ansoborlo, Alan Hodgson, G. N. Stradling, S. Hodgson, H. Métivier, M. H. Hengé-Napoli, N. S. Jarvis, A. Birchall

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Abstract

A pilot enrichment facility developed in France employs laser technology. The development of this process has resulted in three different types of aerosols identified as variable mixtures of U(metal) + UO2 and U3O8. A procedure is described for assessing intakes and doses after inhalation of these dusts using site and material specific data in conjunction with the most recent ICRP biokinetic models. It is concluded that exposure control could be based on either radiotoxicity or chemical toxicity and that chest monitoring and urine assay could be useful, provided that measurements are made soon after a known acute intake.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)23-27
Number of pages5
JournalRadiation Protection Dosimetry
Volume79
Issue number1-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1998

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