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Abstract

The collaborative programme is composed of three different areas:
radioactive contamination of the environment, its assessment and mitigation;
health effects, evaluation and treatment;
off-site emergency management;

In the first period (1991-1992) a series of five collaborative projects on environmental issues and two on emergency management were initiated. In 1992-1993 three additional projects on the health consequences of the Chernobyl accident were launched, and in 1993-1994 six new projects (3 on health effects and 3 on environmental consequences) were added. In the area of radioactive contamination of the environment, its assessment and mitigation, the following projects were launched:
contamination of surfaces by re-suspended material;
transfer of radionuclides through agricultural ecosystems;
modelling and study of the mechanisms of the transfer of radioactive material from the terrestrial ecosystems to and in water bodies around Chernobyl;
strategies of decontamination;
behaviour of radionuclides in natural and semi-natural environments;
transfer of radionuclides to animals, their comparative importance under different agricultural systems and appropriate countermeasures;
pathway analysis and dose distribution;
european atlas of radioactive contamination and external exposure from the Chernobyl accident.

Additional information

Authors: BELLI M, Agenzia Nazionale per la Protezione dell' Ambiente, Roma (IT);TIKHOMIROV F (EDITORS), Moscow State University (SU)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 16531 EN (1996) 147pp., FS, free of charge
Availability: Available from the European Commission, Dr Anna Karaoglou, DG XII-F-6, 200 rue de la Loi, B-1049 Bruxelles (BE)
ISBN: ISBN 92-827-5197-X
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