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  • 1 Kakrapar Atomic Power Station Environmental Survey Laboratory (Environmental Studies Section, Health Physics Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre) P.O. Anumala Surat District, Gujarat 394651 India
  • | 2 Kakrapar Atomic Power Station Health Physics Unit (Power Project Safety Section, Health Physics Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre) P.O. Anumala Surat District, Gujarat 394651 India
  • | 3 Bhabha Atomic Research Centre Health Physics Division Mumbai 400 085 India
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Abstract  

Atmospheric tritium activity was measured regularly around Kakrapar Atomic Power Station (KAPS) since gaseous waste which contains tritium is being released through a 100 m high stack at KAPS site. Data collected shows a large variation of 3H concentration in air, fluctuating in the range of ≤0.2−19.9 Bq·m−3. Significantly, higher tritium levels were measured in samples at the site boundary (1.6 km) of KAPS compared to off-site locations. The atmospheric dilution factor was found to be in the range of 1.1·10−7–2.9·10−7 s·m−3. The scavenging ratio of KAPS site was found to be varying from 0.4·104 to 16.7·104 (Bq·m−3 rain water per Bq·m−3 air). The inhalation dose to a member of general public at different distances (1.6−30 km) from KAPS site was found to be 0.07 μSv·y−1.

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Journal of Radionalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
Language English
Size A4
Year of
Foundation
1968
Volumes
per Year
1
Issues
per Year
12
Founder Akadémiai Kiadó
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Address
H-1117 Budapest, Hungary 1516 Budapest, PO Box 245.
Publisher Akadémiai Kiadó
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
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Address
H-1117 Budapest, Hungary 1516 Budapest, PO Box 245.
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Publisher
Chief Executive Officer, Akadémiai Kiadó
ISSN 0236-5731 (Print)
ISSN 1588-2780 (Online)