PROGRESSES IN RADIOACTIVE CONTAMINATION RESEARCHES


KÜLAHCI F., Sen Z.

RADIOACTIVE CONTAMINATION RESEARCH DEVELOPMENTS, pp.1-42, 2010 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Title of Journal : RADIOACTIVE CONTAMINATION RESEARCH DEVELOPMENTS
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-42

Abstract

There are are different means of radioactive contamination such as nuclear fuel fabrication, mining, milling enrichment and conversion of uranium, reactor operation or meltdown, nuclear fuel reprocessing, nuclear materials transport, satellite nuclear power source, nuclear propulsion, weapons production and formerly utilized sites, nuclear bomb accidents, plutonium fabrication, tritium production, fusion reactors, industrial uses, radioisotope production, irradiation facilities, industrial processing and mining which enrich natural radionuclides, breaks in retaining walls at tailing sites, medical radioisotopes and the radionuclide release on the Earth's surface. According to various studies although such contamination is smaller than the internationally permitted radioactivity standards, it gains significance day by day and hence presents one of the potentially developing disciplines in the years to come. Discovery of the radioactivity brought a new and potential research improvement into the scientific arena with its various aspects. Although promising results are at the service of humanity, in general, there are also negative results such as radioactive contamination which might threaten the whole worldwide.