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This project studies the transfer of radionuclides to livestock, offspring and agricultural products, in their dependences of site-specific characteristics, and assesses the effectiveness of various agricultural countermeasures for reduction of the contamination levels in milk and meat products. The animal production systems in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) are very different from Western European systems and even inside the countries the contamination levels may be very different. Although to a large extent farm animals may be bred following conventional agricultural management practices, they may be herded in semi-natural environments. The food package composition is thus very heterogeneous. The project therefore investigates the local management practices and assesses the productivity of the system. Results from the project studies are presented in this report. This research should lead to an assessment of the contribution to the dose from these production systems and create the opportunity to prescribe adequate and realistic countermeasures and to evaluate their long term effect.

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Authors: STRAND P, Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority, Østerås (NO);HOWARD B, Institute of Terrestrial Ecology (ITE), Merlewood Research Station, Grange-over-Sands (GB);AVERIN V, Belarus Institute of Agricultural Radiology (BIAR), Gomel (BY)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 16539 EN (1996) 249pp., 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 92-827-5201-1
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