Research and analysis

PC-CREAM 08: radiological consequences of routine releases

This report (HPA-RPD-058) describes the methodology implemented in PC-CREAM 08 to assess the impact of routine discharges of radioactive material.


HPA-RPD-058: the methodology for assessing the radiological consequences of routine releases of radionuclides to the environment used in PC-CREAM 08

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PC-CREAM 08 software was developed by the Health Protection Agency (HPA), with permission from the European Commission (EC), and is an updated version of the EC code PC-CREAM 98. Although primarily developed for application in Western Europe, a generalised approach has been adopted so that some of the models and methods are appropriate for wider use. Default values are given for many parameters and these have been used to determine illustrative results. The models are those considered appropriate for routine releases, ie, releases that can be considered as continuous and constant.

PC-CREAM software and training is available from PHE Radiation Protection Services.

Published 1 November 2009