Radiological Characterisation in situ
When can a site be defined as contaminated by radioactivity, how can one release without radiological restrictions, how can any action to ensure staff and population health be defined? Has the site of interest undergone the illegal dismantling of radioactive substances? Are the rooms where I normally work contaminated?
To answer these questions, it is necessary to proceed with Radiological Characterisation measures.
In some cases through sampling and measurements in the laboratory, other times in-field instruments are required to obtain an overall evaluation. Often integrating and evaluating the in situ measurements of samples.
We can think of a land that needs to be cleared or Nuclear Medicine rooms, an industrial site with NORM issues or process residues. Even the most simple industrial processes can generate residues and waste where the concentration levels of natural radioactivity can be considerably high and therefore be sources of environmental and radiological risk.