International Journal of Science and Technology

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International Journal of Science and Technology


Determination of Dose Rate Levels around Nuclear Installations in Ghana

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Author Amekudzie A., Emi- Reynolds G., Kpeglo D.O Mensah C. K., Gyekye P. K., Lawluvi H., Gbormittah S. V., Owusu E.
On Pages 144-147
Volume No. 1
Issue No. 3
Issue Date September 01, 2011
Publishing Date September 01, 2011
Keywords Doserate, Annual Effective Dose, Cancer Risks, Hereditary Effects, Gamma Radiation


Abstract

El As part of a national survey to estimate ambient or background dose rate within the country, background dose rate evaluation was carried out around the only Nuclear Research Reactor, the Gamma Irradiation Facility and their environs on the premises of the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission. The work was performed using an AT6101C Spectrometer normally known as Backpack. It was identified at the end of work that the dose rate varied from 0.1410 ▒ 0.042ÁSv/h to 0.2730 ▒ 0.101ÁSv/h with an average value of 0.1979 ▒ 0.056 ÁSv/h. The work also revealed that the background dose at the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission is primarily from natural background implying that there is adequate shielding for all the radioactive sources present on its premises and there has possibly never been any significant contamination from the activities of the commission on its premises.

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