|Document ID (ISN)||106119|
|Convention or series no.
||Environmental consequences of the Chernobyl accident and their remediation: Twenty years of experience
||International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Wagramerstrasse 5, P.O. Box 100, 1400 Wien, Austria, 2006. 166p. Illus. Bibl ref. Price: EUR 38.00. Downloadable version free of charge.
||http://www-pub.iaea.org/MTCD/publications/PDF/Pub1239_web.pdf [in English]
||The explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in 1986 resulted in an unprecedented release of radioactive material, with adverse consequences for the public and the environment. Although the accident occurred two decades ago, controversy still surrounds the real impact of the disaster. Therefore the IAEA, in cooperation with other agencies and authorities, established the Chernobyl Forum in 2003. The mission of the Forum was to generate authoritative consensual statements on the environmental consequences and health effects attributable to radiation exposure arising from the accident, to provide advice on environmental remediation and special health care programmes, and to suggest areas in which further research is required. This report presents the findings and recommendations of the Chernobyl Forum concerning the environmental effects of the Chernobyl accident.
||IAEA; major hazards; radiation accidents; radiation monitoring; environmental pollution
||Russian Federation; Ukraine; Belarus; report; research; containment; disposal of radioactive waste; ecotoxicology; monitoring for surface contamination; decontamination
||F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
|Country / State or Province||Austria|
|Broad subject area(s)