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Document ID (ISN)106119
CIS number 07-202
ISBN(s) 92-0-114705-8
Year 2006
Convention or series no.
Title Environmental consequences of the Chernobyl accident and their remediation: Twenty years of experience
Bibliographic information 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.
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Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) IAEA; major hazards; radiation accidents; radiation monitoring; environmental pollution
Descriptors (secondary) Russian Federation; Ukraine; Belarus; report; research; containment; disposal of radioactive waste; ecotoxicology; monitoring for surface contamination; decontamination
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceAustria
Subject(s) Radiation
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Environmental pollution
Major hazards