Work undertaken in Australia:

21 mining and mineral processing companies:

Heavy mineral sands, uranium, tantalum, rare earths, zirconium, titanium pigment, copper, lithium, aluminium, oil & gas

  • Development of radiation management plans and standard operating procedures, statutory radiation safety officer for mining and mineral processing operations, complete audits of radiation management and monitoring systems;
  • Pre-operational (baseline), operational and post-remediation radiation monitoring: gamma radiation levels, assessment of radon and thoron concentrations, monitoring of ground and surface waters, soils and vegetation, field gamma-spectroscopy, analysis of dust filters for gross alpha activity concentrations, development of radiation monitoring and dose assessment databases;
  • Modelling of radiation exposures of workers and members of the public, modelling of environmental impacts, dispersion of radionuclides through stack emissions and leakage of contaminated water, chemical engineering considerations in processing of minerals, radionuclide deportment studies;
  • Assessment of pre-operational, feasibility, operational, closure and remediation studies, plans and processes, import/export and transport proposals, studies of applicable Australian and International radiation protection regulations for the operation of mines and processing plants, advice on transport, export and import of naturally occurring radioactive materials (NORM);
  • Advice on classification of contaminated sites and methods for their remediation, development of Safety Data Sheets (SDS) for different minerals and concentrates;
  • Training of workers, processing, OHS and environmental managers and radiation safety officers, advice on communications with the public and development of presentations and strategies.

3 mineral and radiochemical laboratories:

  • Development of radiation management plans and standard operating procedures, statutory radiation safety officer, monitoring of gamma radiation, dust, radon and thoron, assessment of collected dust for alpha activity concentrations;
  • Advice on samples preparation and analysis, design of methods of analyses.

18 transport organisations and logistics companies:

6 port authorities, 2 airports, 1 airline, 6 logistics companies, 1 rail company, 2 shipping agents

  • Development of radiation management and transport management plans, training of personnel, operational gamma radiation, radon/thoron and dust surveys in all relevant areas, including on the ships transporting NORM;
  • Advice on the applicability of contaminated sites regulations and guidelines to different areas, on the applicability of state and international regulations to different types of NORM and different modes of transport, and to the transport of mixed dangerous goods.

5 mineral processing and environmental service companies:

  • Assessment of mining, processing and transport projects involving NORM, advice on monitoring, radionuclide deportment, planning the location of different infrastructure on sites and the methods of mineral processing;
  • Advice on water management and monitoring strategies, modelling of radionuclides dispersion, assessment of waste treatment facilities and other equipment, interpretation of water monitoring data.

11 government departments and organisations:

4 State Government Departments, 3 State Committees and Councils, 2 Local Governments, 2 Federal Government Departments

  • Expert in mining radiation hazards at the WA Radiological Council since 2003 - the primary regulatory body in Western Australia;
  • Review of draft regulations and guidelines, briefings for Federal and State Government Members of Parliament and providing evidence to Australian Senate inquiries;
  • Development of Western Australian NORM guidelines, drafting and review of other relevant guidelines, holding educational workshops for the personnel of State Government Departments;
  • Assessment of radiologically contaminated sites, development of monitoring plans, monitoring of gamma radiation, dust, and radon/thoron, interpretation of all monitoring results.

3 scientific, research and educational institutions:

  • Advice on the research undertaken.

5 non-for profit organisations:

Including 2 Aboriginal Corporations

  • Advice on uranium and NORM exploration, mining and processing, assessment of potential radiation impacts on the members of general public;
  • Training, presentations and workshops for the public..