Scientific data on natural occurring radioactive materials (NORMs) is available in unknown quantities and the data is fragmented over several different sources. The new EU-BSS is regulating the use of NORM in building materials, however a large scale database with country specific information that can support legislators and industry in the assessment of the radiological impact of the use of by-products in construction is missing. Currently the COST Action ‘NORM4BUILDING’ (2014–2017) is creating such a database using a semi-automated datamining approach. In this paper radiological aspects on by-products that can find application in concrete are discussed based on the database.
- Euratom Basic Safety Standard
- Radioactive materials
Schroeyers, W., Sas, Z., Bater, G., Trevisi, R., Nuccetelli, C., Leonardi, F., Schreurs, S., & Kovacs, T. (2018). The NORM4Building database, a tool for radiological assessment when using by-products in building materials. Construction and Building Materials, 159(20), 755-767. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2017.11.037