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Chernobyl - What Have We Learned?: The Successes and Failures to Mitigate Water Contamination Over 20 Years

Series: Environmental Pollution Volume: 12

Edited By: Y Onishi, O Voitsekhovich and M Zheleznyak


Hardback | Nov 2006 | #162022 | ISBN: 1402053487
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Twenty million people have been exposed to Chernobyl radionuclides through the Dnieper River aquatic pathways. This book presents a 20-year historical overview and comprehensive study results of the aquatic environment affected by the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear accident. During this time, many water quality management practices and countermeasures were enacted. The book presents in-depth analyses of these water remediation actions, using current science and mathematical modeling, and discusses why some were successful, but many others failed. The chapter entitled Where Do We Go From Here? incorporates a comprehensive discussion of the planned New Safe Confinement (NSC) structure to cover the Chernobyl plant. The book closes with a summary and conclusions drawn from these analyses, making it a valuable reference tool for the future.

This book will be of interest to engineers, scientists, decision-makers, and those involved in radiation protection and radioecology, environmental protection and risk assessment, water remediation and mitigation measures, and radioactive waste disposal.

In addition, the detailed, almost day-to-day, emergency responses to the Chernobyl accident described in this book will also be useful to people developing emergency and long-term responses to accidental or intentional (by terrorists) releases of radionuclides, toxic chemicals and biological agents.

Aus den Rezensionen: "... Das vorliegende Buch, verfasst auf Englisch, versehen mit einer Fulle von Berechnungsgrundlagen -- gut erlautert -- , wartet mit aussagekraftigen Tabellen und Grafiken auf, die geeignet sind, einen Gutteil des ... wahren Ausmasses der ... Folgen des bisher grossstmoglichen [sic] industriellen Unfalls der Weltgeschichte ins Bewusstsein des Lesers zu katapultieren. ... Die ... Autoren ... warten auf knapp 300 Seiten mit erstaunlichen Ergebnissen auf." (


The Editors.- Preface.- Soviet-Built Nuclear Plants and Their Safety.- The Chernobyl Accident and Its Aquatic Impacts on the Surrounding Area.- Radioecological Aspects of Water Use.- Population Dose Estimate Due to Aquatic Pathways.- Radiation Risk Assessment and Countermeasure Justification.- Management of Fresh Water Environments in Chernobyl Affected Area.- Water Protection Measures for Radioactive Groundwater Contamination in the CEZ.- Where Do We Go From Here? Construction of the New Safe Confinement.- Summary and Conclusions.- Subject Index.

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