Research and analysis

Review of radioactive particles around the Dounreay nuclear site

COMARE’s sixth report: investigates possible health implications from radioactive particles in the environment around Dounreay for 1995 to 1998.


COMARE sixth Report

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The aim of the sixth report by the Committee on Medical Aspects of Radiation in the Environment (COMARE) was to summarise the work undertaken since 1995 and up until October 1998 in locating the source of the radioactive particles found in the general environment around the Dounreay Nuclear Establishment and to reconsider the possible health implications of encountering these particles. The implications of the ingestion of radioactive particles are considered in the report.

Published 1 March 1999