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GENII Version 2.10: An Essential Decision-Making Tool in Worldwide Radiation Protection
Today, computer models play an important role in environmental management. Regulatory decision makers worldwide rely on a variety of conceptual and computational models to inform decisions on protecting human health and safeguarding the environment. The GENII Version 2.10 Environmental Dosimetry System, developed at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, provides environmental managers a significant tool for monitoring radiation safety.
GENII Version 2.10 is a documented set of programs for calculating radiation dose and risk from radionuclides released to the environment. Laboratory scientists developed the GENII Version 2.10 specifically for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to assist site managers estimate radiological risk at sites across the country. Regulators and decision makers in other federal agencies, and in countries from Italy to South Africa, use this state-of-the art, technically peer reviewed system to analyze hazards and design and operate controls that prevent or mitigate potential accidents.Advantages
- Recognized as a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)-designated toolbox code, one of a set of quality-assured and configuration-controlled safety analysis codes managed and maintained for DOE's Safety Software Central Registry. See www.hss.energy.gov/nuclearsafety/qa/sqa/central_registry/GENII/gen2.htm and www.hss.doe.gov/SESA/corporatesafety/safety_bulletins/SB_2011-02.pdf. Integrates International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP) recommended internal dosimetry models (ICRP 56-72)
- Incorporates radiological risk estimating procedures from Federal Guidance Report 13 to estimate cancer risks to specific organs or tissues
- Designed with flexibility to integrate/accommodate input parameters for a variety of generic sites
- User friendly