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Environmental impact assessment of a new nuclear power plant (NPP) based on atmospheric dispersion modeling

Ramli, Ahmad Termizi and Sadiq Aliyu, Abubakar and Muneer Aziz, Mohammed Saleh (2014) Environmental impact assessment of a new nuclear power plant (NPP) based on atmospheric dispersion modeling. Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment, 28 (7). pp. 1897-1911. ISSN 1436-3240

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00477-014-0856-9

Abstract

The US Environmental Protection Agency’s short-range atmospheric dispersion model (AERMOD 12345) is a good candidate for radiological dose calculations to the general public and the environment. It advanced capability should provide better confidence in the accuracy of offsite dose and risk assessment. The code has been used to compute the scaling factors for air concentration and ground level deposition of fission products based on routine and hypothetical accident releases from the NPP site in Geregu, Nigeria (7°33′N, 6°41′E). All computations were within the 16 km emergency planing zone of a generic reactor design considered by the study. The scaling factors have been used to assess the potential environmental risk of the NPP using an integrated approach to the assessment and management of environmental risks from ionizing radiation (D-ERICA). Obtained results should provide baseline information for decision making in terms of operation license provision for the pioneer NPP.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:nuclear power plant, environmental risk, atmosphere, Nigeria
Subjects:Q Science
Divisions:Science
ID Code:52719
Deposited By: Siti Nor Hashidah Zakaria
Deposited On:01 Feb 2016 11:51
Last Modified:30 Jun 2018 08:19

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