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Document ID (ISN)107294
CIS number 07-1462
ISBN(s) 92-0-107406-9
Year 2006
Convention or series no. IAEA Safety Reports Series No. 49
Title Assessing the need for radiation protection measures in work involving minerals and raw materials
Bibliographic information International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Wagramerstrasse 5, P.O. Box 100, 1400 Wien, Austria, 2006. 56p. Illus. 33 ref. Price: EUR 32.00.
Internet access [in English]
Abstract All mining or materials processing operations have the potential to increase the radiation dose received by the workers, due to the fact that all minerals and raw materials contain natural radionuclides. However, only in a limited number of cases does the situation warrant the introduction of radiation protection measures. This report provides information on the expected exposure levels encountered in various industrial activities, identifies the activities for which radiation protection regulatory controls are most likely to be needed and suggests the most appropriate regulatory approach.
Descriptors (primary) ionizing radiation; manufacturing industries; mining and quarrying; radioactive sources; exposure evaluation; IAEA
Descriptors (secondary) phosphate-rock mining; zircon; flyash; water treatment; lanthanides; oil well operation; safety guides; thorium and compounds; phosphoric acid; petroleum and natural gas industry; sampling and analysis; niobium and compounds; titanium dioxide; radon
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceIAEA
Subject(s) Radiation
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Exposure evaluation
Mining and quarrying
Ionizing radiation