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Main Title Chernobyl - What Have We Learned? The Successes and Failures to Mitigate Water Contamination over 20 Years / [electronic resource] :
Author Onishi, Yasuo.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Voitsekhovich, Oleg V.
Zheleznyak, Mark J.
Publisher Springer Netherlands,
Year Published 2007
Call Number GE1-350
ISBN 9781402053498
Subjects Environmental sciences ; Nuclear engineering ; Environmental protection ; Environmental management ; Environmental toxicology ; Environmental pollution
Internet Access
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Collation X, 291 p. online resource.
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
Soviet-Built Nuclear Plants and Their Safety -- The Chernobyl Accident and Its Aquatic Impacts on the Surrounding Area -- Radioecological Aspects of Water Use -- Population Dose Estimate Due to Aquatic Pathways -- Radiation Risk Assessment and Countermeasure Justification -- Management of the Fresh Water Environment in the Chernobyl Affected Area -- Water Protection Measures for Radioactive Groundwater Contamination in the CEZ -- Where Do We Go from Here? Construction of the New Safe Confinement -- Summary and Conclusions. Twenty million people have been exposed to Chernobyl radionuclides through the Dnieper River aquatic pathways. This book presents a 20-year historical overview and comprehensive study results of the aquatic environment affected by the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear accident. During this time, many water quality management practices and countermeasures were enacted. The book presents in-depth analyses of these water remediation actions, using current science and mathematical modeling, and discusses why some were successful, but many others failed. The chapter entitled Where Do We Go From Here? incorporates a comprehensive discussion of the planned New Safe Confinement (NSC) structure to cover the Chernobyl plant. The book closes with a summary and conclusions drawn from these analyses, making it a valuable reference tool for the future. This book will be of interest to engineers, scientists, decision-makers, and those involved in radiation protection and radioecology, environmental protection and risk assessment, water remediation and mitigation measures, and radioactive waste disposal. In addition, the detailed, almost day-to-day, emergency responses to the Chernobyl accident described in this book will also be useful to people developing emergency and long-term responses to accidental or intentional (by terrorists) releases of radionuclides, toxic chemicals and biological agents.