National Dose Assessment Working Group
The National Dose Assessment Working Group (NDAWG) was established to promote the use of best practice and consistent methodologies for assessing radiation doses from planned discharges of radionuclides to the environment. As part of its work, NDAWG published Guidance Notes and Reports on key topics relating to the assessment of discharges.
These documents were drafted by members of NDAWG Working Groups which included members from academia, the nuclear industry regulators and other government departments, non-governmental organisations etc. These documents contain public sector information licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0.
The Society for Radiological Protection was not involved in the production of these documents and is not responsible for their contents. The Society is making them available as a service to the profession and the wider community. For further information about the NDAWG and its work please contact SRP.
- Overview of guidance on the assessment of radiation doses from routine discharges of radionuclides to the environment
- Initial / simple assessment tools
- Exposure pathways
- Considering uncertainty and variability in radiological assessments
- The estimation and use of results on exposure to direct radiation
- Use of habits data in prospective dose assessments
- Use of measurements in assessing doses to the public: a discussion paper (NDAWG/1/2004)
- Radiological assessment exposure pathways checklist (common and unusual) (NDAWG/2/2004)
- An overview of uncertainty in radiological assessments (NDAWG/1/2005)
- Assessment of compliance with the public dose limit principles for the assessment of total retrospective public doses (NDAWG/2/2005)
- Methods for assessment of total dose in the radioactivity in food and the environment report (NDAWG/3/2005)
- Position paper on the collection and use of habits data for retrospective dose assessments (NDAWG/4/2005)
- Reviewing non nuclear licensed site radiation dose assessments taking into account uncertainty (NDAWG/1/2006)
- Overview of radiological assessment models - key gaps and uncertainties (NDAWG/2/2006)
- Short term releases to rivers (NDAWG/1/2009 and NDAWG/3/2010)
- Acquisition and use of habits data for prospective assessments (NDAWG/2/2009)
- Short-term releases to the atmosphere (NDAWG/1/2010)
- Intercomparison of sewer models (NDAWG/1/2013)