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oa Civil Engineer in South Africa - Assessment of environmental radiation hazards from the Koeberg nuclear power station

 

Abstract

Escom's decision to build the 2 x 922 MW (e) Koeberg nuclear power station on the coastal Duynefontein site, 28 km north of Cape Town, is explained. After describing the internationally accepted basis of radiation protection, the philosophy of nuclear-installation licensing, as applied by the AEB Licensing Branch, is outlined. Pre-operational environmental investigations that have provided acceptable release rates of radioactive effluent to the sea and the atmosphere are described. Accidental releases are discussed and the sound basis of such studies is compared with normal industrial undertakings.

Evkom se besluit om die Koeberg-kernkragstasie van 2 x 922 MW(e) op die Duynefonteinterrein 28 km noord van Kaapstad te bou, word verduidelik. Na 'n beskrywing van die internasionaal-aanvaarde grondslag van stralingbeskerming, word die filosofie van die lisensiëring van kerninstallasies, - soos toegepas deur die RAK se Lisensiëringtak, uiteengesit. Vervolgens word voorbedryfse omgewingstudies, wat tot aanvaarbare vrystellingstempo's vir radioaktiewe afval aan die see en die atmosfeer gelei het, beskryf. Verder word ongeluksvrylatings bespreek en die gesonde basis van sodanige ondersoeke met gewone nywerheidondernemings vergelyk.

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1980-04-01
2016-12-07
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