Some Conclusions from a Biospheric Model Validation Study (BIOMOVS)

by N. C. Haegg, Swedish Radiation Protection Inst, Stockholm, Sweden,
K. Skagius, Swedish Radiation Protection Inst, Stockholm, Sweden,
N. G. B. Johansson, Swedish Radiation Protection Inst, Stockholm, Sweden,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: High Level Radioactive Waste Management 1991


BIOMOVS (BIOspheric MOdel Validation Study) is an international co-operative effort to test biospheric models designed to calculate the environmental transfer and bioaccumulation of radionuclides and other trace substances, and multiple pathway analysis. One of the major features of BIOMOVS is to evaluate the contributions of the various exposure pathways to the total environmental impact and the contributions of the associated uncertainties to the total uncertainty. BIOMOVS was officially finished at a symposium and workshop held in October 1990. This paper briefly describes the study and some conclusions drawn from it.

Subject Headings: Ecosystems | Validation | Uncertainty principles | Radioactive materials | Sustainable development | Waste management | Environmental issues | Hazardous materials

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