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Technical Reports

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Technical Reports published pre-2012 can be accessed via the National Library of Australia (NLA) Web Archive. Australian Radiation Laboratory reports and papers published 1977-1998 can also be accessed via the NLA at Web Archive - ARL reports.

Hardcopies are available on request. Some technical reports on this page are provided in PDF format only. Please contact us if you require access to an alternative format.

2017

ARPANSA/TR176, February 2017
Radon at Australian Antarctic Stations
Brendan Tate
PDF (1. mb) | DOCX (1.6 mb)

2016

ARPANSA/TR175, June 2016
Acceptance Testing of the TASL Radon Dosimetry System
Brendan Tate and Stephen Long
PDF (1.3 mb) | DOCX (1.9 mb)

ARPANSA/TR174, June 2016
Australasian Gamma-ray Spectrometry Capability Exercise - 2015
Stephen Long
PDF (341 kb) | DOCX (571 kb)

ARPANSA/TR173, June 2016
The Efficiency Calibration of Alpha-Spectrometers for Non-Standard Source Diameters
Stephen Long and Stephen Marks
PDF (533 kb) | DOCX (4.5 mb) [large file warning]

2015

ARPANSA/TR172, July 2015
Background Radioactivity in Northern Australian Seafood
David Urban, Julia Carpenter, Sandra Sdraulig, Marcus Grzechnik and Rick Tinker
PDF (903 kb) | DOC (3 mb) [large file warning]

ARPANSA/TR171, February 2015
The 2011 - 2013 National Diagnostic Reference Level Service Report
Anthony Wallace, Anna Hayton, Peter Thomas and Toby Beveridge
PDF (903 kb) | DOC (1.84 mb) [large file warning]

2014

ARPANSA/TR170, August 2014
Measurement of Extremely Low Frequency Fields Associated with Electricity Supply and Distribution Infrastructure
David Urban, Lydiawati Tjong and Ken Karipidis
PDF (2.5 mb) [large file warning]

ARPANSA/TR169, June 2014
Australasian Gamma-ray spectrometry Capability Exercise - 2013
Stephen Long
PDF (417 kb) || DOC (835 kb)

ARPANSA/TR168, June 2014
A Survey of the Capabilities of Australasian Radioanalytical Laboratories
Stephen Long and Sandra Sdraulig
PDF (300 kb) || DOC (307 kb)

ARPANSA/TR166, June 2014
The Australian Primary Standard for absorbed dose to water (graphite calorimeter)
Ganesan Ramanathan, Peter Harty, Tracy Wright, Jessica Lye, Duncan Butler, David Webb and Robert Huntley
PDF (2.75 mb) || DOCX (4.76 mb) [large file warning]

ARPANSA/TR167, May 2014
A review of existing Australian radionuclide activity concentration data in non-human biota inhabiting uranium mining environments
Gillian Hirth
PDF (1 mb) || DOC (962 kb)

ARPANSA/TR165, February 2014
Proposed Expansion of the Australian National Radiation Dose Register to the Mineral Sands Mining and Processing Industry
Sarsha Collett, Robert Guilfoyle, Ben Paritsky and Richard O'Brien
PDF (1.9 mb) || DOC (5.4 mb) [large file warning]

ARPANSA/TR164, March 2014
Review of Radiofrequency Health Effects Research – Scientific Literature 2000-2012
Report by the ARPANSA Radiofrequency Expert Panel
PDF (1.5 mb) || DOC (877 kb)

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2013

ARPANSA/TR163, December 2013
ARPANSA Preliminary Measurements of Radiofrequency Transmissions from a Mesh Radio Smart Meter
Don Wijayasinghe and Ken Karipidis
PDF (235 kb) || DOC (906 kb)

2012

ARPANSA/TR162, October 2012
Assessment of the impact on Australia from the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant accident
Julia Carpenter and Rick Tinker
PDF (1.05 mb) || DOC (3.19 mb) [large file warning]

ARPANSA/TR161, August 2012
A Survey of Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material Associated with Mining
Stephen Long, Sandra Sdraulig, Brendan Tate and Paul Martin
PDF (805 kb) || DOC (1.31 mb)

ARPANSA/TR160, July 2012
Isotopic Ratios of Uranium in Uranium Salts and Pitchblende
David Urban
PDF (446 kb) || DOC (2.3 mb)

ARPANSA/TR159, July 2012
Results of the Quality Assurance Testing Program for Radiopharmaceuticals 2011
Zlata Ivanov
PDF (615 kb) || DOC (2.1 mb)

ARPANSA/TR158, July 2012
Maralinga and Oak Valley Dose Assessment - 2011
Richard O'Brien, Julia Carpenter, Marcus Grzechnik, Stephen Long and Liesel Green
PDF (1.6 mb) || DOC (3.7 mb)

ARPANSA/TR157, July 2012
Radioactivity Enhancement Factors of Maralinga Soils
Stephen Long and Liesel Green
PDF (1.3 mb) || DOC (1.9 mb)

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Technical reports published pre-2012

Copies of these reports (if available) can be accessed via the National Library of Australia Web Archive

  • ARPANSA/TR156, June 2011 - Results of the Quality Assurance Testing Program for Radiopharmaceuticals 2010 - Zlata Ivanov
  • ARPANSA/TR155, June 2011 - The Australian Primary Standard of Air Kerma for 60Co Radiation (the Carbon Cavity - Christopher P Oliver, John F Boas, Neville J Hargrave, Robert B Huntley, Lew H Kotler and Keith N Wise
  • ARPANSA/TR154, October 2010 - Environmental protection: Development of an Australian approach for assessing effects of ionising radiation on non-human species - Che Doering
  • ARPANSA/TR153, June 2010 - Results of the Quality Assurance Testing Program for Radiopharmaceuticals 2009 - Zlata Ivanov
  • ARPANSA/TR152, January 2010 - Classification and Disposal of Radioactive Waste in Australia - Consideration of Criteria for Near Surface Burial in an Arid Area - Malcolm Cooper and Stuart Woollett
  • ARPANSA/TR151, June 2009 (amended September 2009) - Results of the Quality Assurance Testing Program for Radiopharmaceuticals 2008 - Zlata Ivanov
  • ARPANSA/TR150, September 2008 - Evaluation of ARGOS for use in Australia - Marcus Grzechnik, Rick Tinker and Stephen Solomon
  • ARPANSA/TR149, August 2008 - Environmental Radioactivity Monitoring in Australia 2005 and 2006 - Liesel Hardege
  • ARPANSA/TR148, August 2008 -The Radioactive Content of Some Australian Drinking Waters - Stephen Long, Sandra Sdraulig, Liesel Hardege and Jane McLeish
  • ARPANSA/TR147, April 2008 - Results of the Quality Assurance Testing Program for Radiopharmaceuticals 2007 - Zlata Ivanov
  • ARPANSA/TR146, May 2007 - Results of the Quality Assurance Testing Program for Radiopharmaceuticals 2006 - Zlata Ivanov
  • ARPANSA/TR145, May 2006 - Environmental Monitoring Handbook for Visits by Nuclear Powered Warships Part A Monitoring for Post Accident Recovery (PDF 690kb) - prepared by Stephen B Solomon on behalf of the Visiting Ships Panel(Nuclear) Department of Defence
  • ARPANSA/TR144, May 2006 - Results of the Quality Assurance Testing Program for Radiopharmaceuticals 2005 - Zlata Ivanov
  • ARPANSA/TR143, October 2005 - Environmental Radioactivity Monitoring in Australia 2003 and 2004 - Liesel Hardege
  • ARPANSA/TR142, October 2005 - Pilot Study of Residential Power Frequency Magnetic Fields in Melbourne - Ken K. Karipidis and Lindsay J. Martin
  • ARPANSA/TR141, August 2005 - Scientific Basis For The Near Surface Disposal Of Bulk Radioactive Waste 2005 - R.S. O’Brien, A.J. Melbourne, and M.B. Cooper
  • ARPANSA/TR140, June 2005 - Results of the Quality Assurance Testing Program for Radiopharmaceuticals 2004 - Z Ivanov
  • ARPANSA/TR139, June 2004 - Personal Radiation Monitoring Service and Assessment of Doses Received by Radiation Workers (2004) - Neil D Morris, Peter D Thomas and Kevin P Rafferty
  • ARPANSA/TR138, June 2004 - Results of the Quality Assurance Testing Program for Radiopharmaceuticals 2003 -J Baldas, Z Ivanov and I Bokor
  • ARPANSA/TR137, June 2004 - Results of the Quality Assurance Testing Program for Radiopharmaceuticals 2002 - J Baldas, Z Ivanov and I Bokor
  • ARPANSA/TR136, June 2004 - Radiation and Thyroid Cancer - Technical Considerations for the Use of Stable Iodine after a Nuclear Reactor Accident in Australia - S B Solomon
  • ARPANSA/TR135, March 2003 - Results of the Quality Assurance Testing Program for Radiopharmaceuticals 2001 - J Baldas, Z Ivanov and I Bokor
  • ARPANSA/TR134, March 2002 - Measurement of Residential Power Frequency Magnetic Fields (PDF 368 kb) - Ken K Karipidis
  • ARPANSA/TR133, February 2002 - Results of the Quality Assurance Testing Program for Radiopharmaceuticals 2000 - J Baldas, Z Ivanov and I Bokor
  • ARPANSA/TR132, 2001 - Monte Carlo methods used to develop the Australian absorbed dose standard - Keith Wise
  • ARPANSA/TR131, August 2000, Manual on the Medical Management of Individuals in Radiation Accidents - Prepared by T N Swindon Edited by S Solomon N McKean (ARPANSA) and R Drummond K H Tai (Peter MacCallum Institute)
  • ARPANSA/TR130, May 2000 - Results of the Quality Assurance Program for Radiopharmaceuticals 1998/99 - J Baldas and Z Ivanov
  • ARPANSA/TR129, January 2000 - Levels of Radiofrequency Radiation from GSM Mobile Phone Base Stations - P Line, W Cornelius, M Bangay and M Grollo


ARPANSA Technical Reports published pre-2012 can be accessed via the National Library of Australia at Web Archive - ARPANSA Technical Reports.

Australian Radiation Laboratory reports and papers published 1977-1998 can be accessed via the National Library of Australia at Web Archive - Australian Radiation Laboratory reports.

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