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This report identifies optimized restoration strategies for contaminated territories (actually private agricultural lands and forests) in Ukraine, Belarus and the Russian Federation resulting from the Chernobyl accident. The evaluation of restoration strategies is based on economic and radiological criteria. For this purpose a methodology involving the subdivision of the territories into categories based on doses was developed. Remediation strategies for agricultural lands involves many options; for example, extensive resettlement, supply of clean milk, radical improvement of land, etc. For contaminated forests the potential radiological impact resulting from a selection of countermeasures like incineration of contaminated wood has been thoroughly evaluated.

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Authors: FRANK G ET AL, GSF Forschungszentrum für Umwelt und Gesundheit, Neuherberg (DE);SMITH-BRIGGS J L ET AL, AEA Technology, Harwell Laboratory, Didcot, Oxon (GB);FIRSAKOVA S K ET AL, Belarusian Research Institute of Radiology, Gomel (BY);JOUVE A, Institut de Protection et de Sûreté Nucléaire, Cadarache (FR);TIKHOMIROV F A ET AL, Moscow State University (RU);ALEXAKHIN R M ET AL, Russian Institute of Agricultural Radiology and Agroecology, Obninsk (RU);NICAISE E ET AL, SGN Réseau Eurisys, St Quentin en Yvelines (FR);LIKHTAREV I A ET AL, Ukrainian Radiation Protection Institute, Kiev (UA)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 17627 EN (1997) 150pp., FS, ECU 28.00
Availability: Available from the (2)
ISBN: ISBN 92-828-2237-0
Record Number: 199810085 / Last updated on: 1998-02-03
Original language: en
Available languages: en