台湾における環境放射線監視の現状とこれに関連する日本の状況 [in Japanese] Present Situation of Environmental Radiation Monitoring in Taiwan and Japan [in Japanese]
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The present situation regarding environmental radiation monitoring observed by the author at the Taiwan Radiation Monitoring Center in June 1997 is discussed. These observations are then compared with the current situation in Japan. An outline of the Taiwanese situation is as follows: 1) All organizations operating and supervising nuclear industries and monitoring the environment around the facilities belong to the government. 2) It has become difficult to deepen the public's comprehension concerning the results of radiation monitoring. 3) Cobalt-60 has been detected in environmental samples from soil and indicator plants around nuclear power stations. 4) It is desirable that collaborative studies between Taiwan and Japan be promoted in this field. Procedures are reviewed with which each prefectural radiation monitoring authority in Japan assesses and evaluates public exposure to radiation and radioactive materials in the environment that result from the operation of nuclear facilities. Although several small differences are evident in the procedures, the primary objective of environmental monitoring remains constant. That is, every procedure is satisfactory to ensure that public exposure to radiation is well below the limit, thus, protecting public health and safety in the vicinity of nuclear facilities.
- Jpn. J. Health Phys.
Jpn. J. Health Phys. 33(2), 189-194, 1998-06
Japan Health Physics Society