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Accidental exposure to ionising radiation

Accidental exposure to ionising radiation
Author IPSN
Number of pages 11
Format H 21 cm x W 15 cm
Date published 1999
Available language French

The IPSN summarises for doctors on the one hand the diagnosis of accidents due to radioactivity, their origin and their treatment and on the other hand, the risks present through medical use of radioactivity.

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In-depth books

In-depth books
Author IPSN / DSIN
Number of pages 8 to10
Format H 28 cm x W 18 cm
Date published 1999
Available language French

In-depth studies of each of the exhibition’s themes: “what is radioactivity?”; “nuclear reactors”; “the Chernobyl accident”; “the fuel cycle, transportation and radioactive waste”; “radioactivity and health”; “what if… an accident happened?”; “artificial radioactivity and the environment”. These books may be used on their own or in addition to a visit to the exhibition.

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Long-term behaviour of radioactive nuclides in the environment

Long-term behaviour of radioactive nuclides in the environment
Authors F. Bréchignac, L. Moberg et M. Suomela
Number of pages 65
Format H 24 cm x W 16 cm
Date published 1999
Availables languages english – French

Report of recent advances in Europe, regarding the long-term development ofradioactive nuclides in the environment. The corresponding scientific findings from three projects – Peace, Landscape and Epora (involving 18 European laboratories) – have been collected together. These projects were managed by the IPSN for the European Commission (DG XII) in the framework of the programme Sûreté de la fission nucléaire (Nuclear fission safety programme).

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Methodological guide: management of industrial sites potentially contaminated by radioactive substances

Methodological guide: management of industrial sites potentially contaminated by radioactive substances
Authors IPSN, ministères de la Santé et de l'Environnement
Number of pages Environ 200
Format H 29,7 cm x W 21 cm
Date published
Availables languages French

At the request of the Ministries of Health and the Environment, IPSN is preparingand publishing the first version of the methodological guide devoted to managing industrial sites potentially contaminated by radioactive substances. This guide describes a procedure for defining and choosing strategies for rehabilitating such industrial sites.

Pedagogical brochure

Pedagogical brochure
Author IPSN / DSIN
Number of pages 7
Format H 21 cm x W 13 cm
Date published 1999
Available language French

Intended for teachers and pupils, to give them a summary of the exhibition,directing towards strategic points within the exhibition. A short questionnaire enables a quick assessment of knowledge acquired during the visit.

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Radon atlas : national campaign for measuring domestic exposure to radon

Radon atlas : national campaign for measuring domestic exposure to radon
Authors IPSN, ministère de la Santé,  DGS, DDASS
Number of pages Approximately 200
Format H 29,7 cm x W 21 cm
Date published
Availables languages French

IPSN and the Ministry of Health are publishing, for the first time in atlas form, the results of the radon measurements in the home begun in 1982 by IPSN, which since 1992 have formed the subject of a joint national campaign under the aegis of the General Health Department (DGS), with the participation of the Health Care and Social Welfare Local Departments (DDASS).
This document is to be consulted and printed from the IPSN Internet site.

The GRNC �Groupe Radio�cologie Nord-Cotentin (Nord-Cotentin Radioecology Group)�report

The GRNC �Groupe Radio�cologie Nord-Cotentin (Nord-Cotentin Radioecology Group)�report
Author GRNC – Groupe Radioécologie Nord-Cotentin (Nord-Cotentin Radioecology Group)
Présentation 2 coffrets (5 volumes)
Format H 29,7 cm x W 21 cm
Date published 1999
Availables languages • Volumes 1, 2, 3 and 4: French
• Summaries: French – English

The publication in 1997 of an epidemiological study suggesting the existence of a tendency towards an increase in new cases of leukaemia between 1978 and 1992 in the Beaumont-Hague (France) district in from 0 to 24 years and linking this increase with consumption of local seafood products and visits to the beaches, led the authorities to request additional investigations, and in radioecological analysis. This analysis was intended to enable accurate appraisal of the population’s radiological exposure and from this deduce the expected effects on health. The objective was to evaluate the theoretical number of cases of leukaemia that could be attributed to nuclear installations as well as to other sources of exposure (medical and natural) for a given population and geographical zone. The work was confided to the GRNC – Groupe radioécologie Nord-Cotentin (Nord-Cotentin Radioecology Group) presided by Mrs A. Sugier, comprising experts from very different background (institutions, operators, associations, foreign organisations).

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The newspaper of the exhibition

The newspaper of the exhibition
Author IPSN / DSIN
Number of pages 12
Format H 37,5 cm x W 29,8 cm
Date published
Available language French

The newspaper of the exhibition is a synthesis of the of the exhibition's themes, with the making up of a neswspaper.

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The Tournemire experimental station

The Tournemire experimental station
Authors IPSN
Nombre de volets 4
Format H 20 cm x W 15 cm
Date published
Availables languages French

IPSN is conducting a research project at the Tournemire experimental station(Aveyron), for studying the capacity of hard clay formations to hold natural elements. Carried out in co-operation with universities, research centers and private enterprise, this project is contributing to produce a fund of knowledge enabling IPSN to formulate an independent recommendation on possible waste storage projects in a clay medium.

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