[ RadSafe ] [EXTERNAL] Bq/kg soil

Wasiolek, Maryla mwasiol at sandia.gov
Mon Dec 5 15:47:18 CST 2011

Activity concentration in the soil gets converted to doses by using the environmental transport and exposure models.  ResRad (http://web.ead.anl.gov/resrad/home2/) is a good example of software that uses such model.

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From: radsafe-bounces at health.phys.iit.edu [mailto:radsafe-bounces at health.phys.iit.edu] On Behalf Of Karen Street
Sent: Monday, December 05, 2011 2:31 PM
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Subject: [EXTERNAL] [ RadSafe ] Bq/kg soil

I see Japan has a standard of 5,000 Bq/kg soil, and that a sizable amount of acreage is affected.

What are the standards of other countries, and how the heck does this get converted into mmSv, assuming this is agricultural land?

I assume there is variation by crop.

What do I not know? 
Best wishes, 
Karen Street
Friends Energy Project
blog http://pathsoflight.us/musing/index.php

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