Vol. 4, 2019

Original research papers

Radiation Protection

RADIOLOGICAL RISK ASSESSMENT OF PHOSPHATE MINING IN EL-SEBAIYA LOCALITY, ASWAN ZONE, EGYPT

E. H. Ghanim, A. Salman, S. Harb

Pages: 78–82

DOI: 10.37392/RapProc.2019.16

In the present work, the specific activity concentrations of natural radionuclides of 238U and 232Th chain members, as well as 40K were measured in phosphate samples using a gamma-ray spectrometric technique based on high-resolution hyper-pure germanium detectors (HPGe). Samples were collected from the El-Sebaiya area at the Aswan zone, Egypt. The external hazard index(Hex), the external absorbed dose rates(D), the annual effective doses (E) and the excess lifetime cancer risk (ELCR) due to gamma radiation from these samples have been calculated and compared with the corresponding average worldwide values. The evaluations of the associated radiological hazards from these materials on the workers during mining processes in the El-Sebaiya area were carried out.
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