Title

Managing the radiation exposures of WA mine workers from naturally occurring radioactive materials: An historical overview (part II)

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Title

Radiation Protection in Australasia

Publisher

Australasian Radiation Protection Society

School

School of Medical and Health Sciences

RAS ID

35977

Comments

Ralph, M.I., Tsurikov, N., & Cattani, M. (2021). Managing the radiation exposures of WA mine workers from naturally occurring radioactive materials: An historical overview (Part II). Radiation Protection in Australasia, 38(2), 4 - 51.

https://arps.org.au/RPiA

Abstract

Naturally Occurring Radionuclides (NORs) are found in a wide range of commodities that are mined and processed in Western Australia (WA), such as mineral sands, tin, tantalum and the suite of ‘ battery minerals’ which include rare earths, lithium and cobalt.

An intense period of scrutiny was applied to the WA mineral sands industry during the mid- 1980’s to the mid-1990’s. Committed effective doses (CEDs) well in excess of the (then) applicable annual dose limit of 50 mSv were reported, leading to significant capital expenditure across the industry to reduce worker exposures...

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Research Themes

Health

Priority Areas

Prevention, detection and management of cancer and other chronic diseases

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