Radiological risk assessment by convergence methodology model in RDD scenarios

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dc.contributor.author Rother, Fagner C.
dc.contributor.author Rebello, Wilson F.
dc.contributor.author Healy, Matthew J. F.
dc.contributor.author Silva, Mauricio M.
dc.contributor.author Cabral, Paulo A. M.
dc.contributor.author Vital, Hélio C.
dc.contributor.author Andrade, Edson R.
dc.date.accessioned 2020-01-31T10:11:59Z
dc.date.available 2020-01-31T10:11:59Z
dc.date.issued 2016-02-19
dc.identifier.citation Rother FC, Rebello WF, Healy MJF, Silva MM, Cabral PAM, Vital HC & Andrade ER. Radiological risk assessment by convergence methodology model in RDD scenarios. Risk Analysis, Volume 36, Issue 11, 2016, pp. 2039-2046 en_UK
dc.identifier.issn 0272-4332
dc.identifier.uri https://doi.org/10.1111/risa.12557
dc.identifier.uri http://dspace.lib.cranfield.ac.uk/handle/1826/15055
dc.description.abstract A radiological dispersal device (RDD) is a simple weapon capable of causing human harm, environmental contamination, disruption, area denial, and economic cost. It can affect small, large, or long areas depending on atmospheric stability. The risk of developing a radio-induced cancer depends on exposure, and an effective response depends upon available timely guidance. This article proposes and demonstrates a convergence of three different capabilities to assess risk and support rapid safe resource efficient response. The three capabilities that are integrated are Hotspot for dispersion, RERF for epidemiological risk, and RESRAD-RDD for response guidance. The combined methodology supports decisions on risk reduction and resource allocation through work schedules, the designation and composition of response teams, and siting for operations. In the illustrative RDD scenario, the contamination area for sheltering, evacuation, and long-term public concern was greatest for calm atmospheric conditions, whilst close-quarter responders faced highest dose rates for neutral atmospheric conditions. Generally, the risks to women responders were found to be significantly greater than for men, and the risks to 20-year-old responders were three times that of their 60-year-old counterparts for similar exposure. en_UK
dc.language.iso en en_UK
dc.publisher Wiley en_UK
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International *
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ *
dc.subject Risk Assessment en_UK
dc.subject Radiation en_UK
dc.subject Convergence Methodology en_UK
dc.title Radiological risk assessment by convergence methodology model in RDD scenarios en_UK
dc.type Article en_UK


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