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Contra-expertise on the determination of radioactivity of waste water and ventilation air of the Borssele nuclear power plant : 2010

Contra-expertise op bepalingen van radioactiviteit van afvalwater en ventilatielucht van de kernenergiecentrale Borssele : Periode 2010

Synopsis

Within the framework of a monitoring programme, the RIVM measures the release of radioactivity into the waste water and atmosphere of the nuclear power plant at Borssele. Measurements are carried out eight times per year. This form of counter-expertise is aimed at verifying and supporting the reliability of the analyses carried out by the Borssele plant. The two different sets of measurements are generally in agreement, as is also the case in 2010. The agreement in the activity concentrations of gamma emitters in waste water was reasonable. For 3H the agreement was acceptable, but not as good as the year before. A few major discrepancies that were observed in 2010 concern the presence of 14C found in the ventilation air samples.

The RIVM analyzed eight waste water samples and eight samples of ventilation air taken by KCB at various time points dispersed throughout 2010. The analyses were carried out on behalf of the Department of Nuclear Safety, Security and Safeguards of the Dutch Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment (VROM).
 

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