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Transport of NORM in the port of Antwerp: from megaports to a special purpose measurement methodology
Pellens, V.; Clerckx, T.; Hulshagen, L.; Schroeyers, W.; Fias, P.; Peeters, T.; Biermans, F.; Schreurs, S. (2011). Transport of NORM in the port of Antwerp: from megaports to a special purpose measurement methodology, in: Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (NORM VI). Proceedings of the Sixth International Symposium on Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material, organized by the Hassan II University of Mohammedia and the Cadi Ayyad University of Marrakesh in cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency and held in Marrakesh, Morocco, 22-26 March 2010. IAEA Proceedings Series, STI/PUB/1497: pp. 285-293
In: (2011). Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (NORM VI). Proceedings of the Sixth International Symposium on Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material, organized by the Hassan II University of Mohammedia and the Cadi Ayyad University of Marrakesh in cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency and held in Marrakesh, Morocco, 22-26 March 2010 . IAEA Proceedings Series, STI/PUB/1497. International Atomic Energy Agency: Vienna. ISBN 978-92-0-113910-8. 560 pp., more
In: IAEA Proceedings Series. International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA): Vienna. ISSN 0074-1884, more
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Keyword
    Marine

Authors  Top 
  • Pellens, V.
  • Clerckx, T.
  • Hulshagen, L.
  • Schroeyers, W.
  • Fias, P.
  • Peeters, T.
  • Biermans, F.
  • Schreurs, S.

Abstract
    When nuclear inspections are conducted in the port of Antwerp, many alarms are triggered by NORM. This paper presents an overview and preliminary results of a study taking place in the port of Antwerp and at NORM handling companies. The study aims to get an overview of NORM transport in the port of Antwerp, including quantity, destination, dose rates and activity concentrations. Furthermore, a methodology is being developed to obtain an in situ estimation of the activity concentration of material in containment systems typically used in industry (shipping containers and bulk bags). The preliminary results of the assessment of this methodology are discussed.

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