Radiological impacts of the amang processing industry on neighbouring residents

Ismail Sahid, Y. Redzuwan, R. S. Chua, W. Shafiee

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Abstract

The processing of amang (one of a number of tin-tailing products) for its valuable minerals has associated with the radiological and environmental problems. The processing and stockpiling of amang and ilmenite in open-air spaces, subject as it is to environmental influences, gives rise to a potential for affecting residents in adjacent area. A case study was carried out in a residential area neighbouring a typical amang plant to investigate the radiological impact to the residents. The average Effective Dose rates, calculated based on the contributions of Effective Dose rates from inhaled suspended radioactive dust, radon-thoron and their progeny, and external gamma radiation, were determined for selected houses. Results show that the occupants of those houses received Effective Dose rate, which cannot be differentiated from background. The major contributor to the average Effective Dose rate came from external radiation sources. Inhaled radon and its progeny was the second major contributor.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)393-397
Number of pages5
JournalApplied Radiation and Isotopes
Volume54
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001

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Keywords

  • Amang
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Radiological impacts of the amang processing industry on neighbouring residents. / Sahid, Ismail; Redzuwan, Y.; Chua, R. S.; Shafiee, W.

In: Applied Radiation and Isotopes, Vol. 54, No. 3, 2001, p. 393-397.

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Sahid, Ismail ; Redzuwan, Y. ; Chua, R. S. ; Shafiee, W. / Radiological impacts of the amang processing industry on neighbouring residents. In: Applied Radiation and Isotopes. 2001 ; Vol. 54, No. 3. pp. 393-397.
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