Radioecology and the Restoration of Radioactive-Contaminated Sites - NATO Science Partnership Subseries: 2 13 (Hardback)F.F. Luykx (editor), Martin J. Frissel (editor)
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The course on which the book is based was held in a region that is heavily contaminated by radioactive discharges into the environment during nuclear weapons fabrication in the 1950s and '60s, and due to a severe accidental release following the explosion of a rad-waste tank in 1957. This allowed in situ training of the students.
The book's main emphasis is on specific radioecological problems in severely contaminated areas in the former Soviet Union: the Southern Urals Trail, the rivers Techa-Isert-Tobol-Irtis-Ob, and the 30 km zone around Chernobyl. Systems examined include soils, arable and pasture land, forests, lakes and rivers. Special attention is paid to the effects of radiation on natural ecosystems: trees, soil-dwelling organisms, and aquatic organisms. Synergistic effects are also considered. Short, medium and long term countermeasures are discussed.
Number of pages: 291
Weight: 661 g
Dimensions: 240 x 160 mm
Edition: 1996 ed.
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