Project results: National database to improve impact assessments for life of mine activities

14 December 2020

This webinar detailed results from an Australian collaborative research project that is helping to improve and reduce uncertainties with environmental radiological impact assessments in the energy and mining sectors.

The results of this joint industry–research–national authority project contribute to the national database of radiation concentration ratios of flora, fauna and soils in areas of Australia not previously surveyed. The database will be an invaluable resource for industries in the arid and semi-arid regions of Australia that are required to assess their environmental radiological impact, and will improve both the environmental approval and mine closure processes.

This one-hour webinar features:

  • Background to the collaborative research project
  • Summary of key project results
  • Understanding of the industry application and how the database can be used
  • Discussion of next steps and how the database can be expanded
  • Live Q&A with key project participants

Hear from:

  • Dr Gillian Hirth (ARPANSA) — National Authority on Radiation Protection
  • Jim Hondros (JRHC Enterprises) — Industry perspective
  • Dr Angel Rea (Flinders University) — Research perspective
  • Tim Duff (NERA) — Overall project perspective

Thanks to the project partners: