Community Research and Development Information Service - CORDIS


The European Commission and the Ministries responsible for Chernobyl Affairs in Belarus, Russia and Ukraine have carried out a collaborative programme of research on the consequences of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant accident. This programme was implemented during the period 1992-95 under the auspices of a formal Agreement between the Commission and the relevant Ministries in the three countries. Financial support for the programme was provided through a separate budget approved by the European Parliament. Within this programme some 16 separate projects were implemented dealing with the health and environ- mental consequences of the accident, their long term management and with emergency management in general. The results of this programme have been published in 16 volumes and were presented at a major international conference held in March 1996 in Minsk.

One of the projects was concerned with the preparation of a comprehensive Atlas of the deposition, over the whole territory of Europe, of radioactive material released during the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant accident. Various compilations, of differing resolution and quality, of the deposition in particular countries or regions are available but, prior to this project, no attempt had been made to bring the many data together and develop a coherent and comprehensive picture of the deposition across the whole of Europe.

The Atlas will be the authoritative reference on this subject for many years to come and it will have wide public and scientific interest. The interest of many will probably not extend much beyond checking for them- selves the levels of deposition where they live or might have been around the time of the accident.

The Atlas also provides much needed perspective for judging the current radiological significance of the deposition across Europe. This is important generally but particularly so for those continuing to live in areas of the former Soviet Union where the deposition was greatest.

Additional information

Authors: AVDYUSHIN S.I, Roshydromet, Moscow (RU);TSATUROV YU.S, Roshydromet, Moscow (RU);TABACHNY L.YA, Minchernobyl, Kiev (UA);SITAK V.A, Derzhkomhydromet, Kiev (UA);KELLY G.N, EC XII/F/6, Brussels (BE);JANSSENS A, EC XI/C/1 (LU);MATVEENKO II, Belhydromet, Ministry of Emergencies, Minsk (BY);POKUMEIKO YU.M, Belhydromet, Ministry of Emergencies, Minsk (BY);GERMENCHUK M.G, Belhydromet, Ministry of Emergencies, Minsk (BY);STUKIN E.D, Institute of Global Climate and Ecology, Moscow (RU);NAZAROV I.M, Institute of Global Climate and Ecology, Moscow (RU);KVASNIKOVA E.V, Institute of Global Climate and Ecology, Moscow (RU);IZRAEL YU.A, Institute of Global Climate and Ecology, Moscow (RU);FRIDMAN SH.D, Institute of Global Climate and Ecology, Moscow (RU);JONES A.R, Environment Institute, EC-JRC, Ispra (IT);DUBOIS G, Environment Institute, EC-JRC, Ispra (IT);CORT M.DE, Environment Institute, EC-JRC, Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: LB-NA-19-801-29-Z EN/RU (1998). Euro: Free of charge
Availability: Available from the Documentation Service JRC, Ispra (IT) Fax: +39-0332-785818 url:
ISBN: ISBN: 92-894-3140-X
Record Number: 200013476 / Last updated on: 2001-06-12
Original language: en
Available languages: ru
Follow us on: RSS Facebook Twitter YouTube Managed by the EU Publications Office Top