publication . Article . 2011

Assessment of direct radiological risk and indirect associated toxic risks originated by Coal-Fired Power Plants

Dinis, M.L.; Ana C. Meira Castro; Antonio Fiuza; Joaquim Gois;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2011 Journal: Radioprotection, volume 46, pages S137-S143 (issn: 0033-8451, eissn: 1769-700X, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: EDP Sciences
  • Country: Portugal
Over the past few decades there has been some discussion concerning the increase of the natural background radiation originated by coal-fired power plants, due to the uranium and thorium content present in combustion ashes. The radioactive decay products of uranium and thorium, such as radium, radon, polonium, bismuth and lead, are also released in addition to a significant amount of 40K. Since the measurement of radioactive elements released by the gaseous emissions of coal power plants is not compulsory, there is a gap of information concerning this situation. Consequently, the prediction of dispersion and mobility of these elements in the environment, after t...
Medical Subject Headings: complex mixturestechnology, industry, and agriculture
free text keywords: Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment, Waste Management and Disposal, Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health, Nuclear Energy and Engineering, Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis, Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
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FCT| PTDC/ECM/100735/2008
  • Funder: Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P. (FCT)
  • Project Code: 100735
  • Funding stream: 5876-PPCDTI

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