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Occupational exposures in two industrial plants devoted to the production of ammonium phosphate fertilisers.

Journal of radiological protection : official journal of the Society for Radiological Protection (2013-01-09)
J P Bolívar, R García-Tenorio, F Mosqueda, M J Gázquez, I López-Coto, J A Adame, F Vaca
ABSTRACT

In order to fill a gap in the open literature, occupational exposures and activity concentrations have been assessed in two NORM industrial plants, located in the south-west of Spain, devoted to the production of mono-ammonium phosphate (MAP) and di-ammonium phosphate (DAP) fertilisers. The annual effective doses received by the workers from these plants are clearly below 1 mSv yr(-1) and the contribution due to external radiation is similar to that due to inhalation. The contribution to the maximum effective doses due to inhalation of particulate matter has been estimated to be about 0.12 mSv yr(-1), while the (222)Rn concentrations inside the plants are of no concern. Consequently, no additional actions or radiological protection measures need to be taken to decrease the natural radiation received by the workers in these facilities.

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