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Nuclear Physical Methods in Radioecological Investigations of Nuclear Test Sites : Nuclear Physical Methods in Radioecological Investigations of Nuclear Test Sites Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop, Almaty, Kazakhstan, 7-10 June, 1999 - Siegfried S Hecker

Nuclear Physical Methods in Radioecological Investigations of Nuclear Test Sites

Nuclear Physical Methods in Radioecological Investigations of Nuclear Test Sites Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop, Almaty, Kazakhstan, 7-10 June, 1999

Paperback Published: 31st August 2000
ISBN: 9780792364481
Number Of Pages: 256

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It is only with the ending of the Cold War that the issue of environmental hazards at many former nuclear testing sites around the world has attracted international scientific interest. This book discusses the environmental, ecological, and health problems associated with nuclear testing. Topics treated include dose assessment, risk, speciation and transport of radionuclides, measurement and separation of radionuclides, and remedial options. The nuclear test sites examined include the Semipalatinsk Nuclear Test Site (Kazakhstan), the Nevada test Site (USA), the Pacific atolls, and the Maralinga Test Site (Australia). The volume also discusses the additional release sites of Chelyabinsk (Russia), Chernobyl (Ukraine), Palomares (Spain), Los Alamos (USA), and others.
A valuable compendium of radiological problems for a wide spectrum of readers, from non-specialist to expert.

'The book is interesting from very different points of view. It is evidently a must for all scientists and authors interested in the future risks of radioactive contamination of vast areas. But it is also a landmark in the mutual opening of scientific data and of experimental minds between former competitors. [ This aspect alone could make the book a must in the library of what could become the socological study of the behaviour of scientists when their traditions of formerly very different frames of references, begin to unify.'
International Journal of Environment and Pollution, 17 (2002)

Preface
Acknowledgements
Welcome and Introduction
Greetings from the National Nuclear Centre of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Overviews and Perspectives
A Path to a Nuclear Future
Radioecological Issues in the Research Efforts of the RFNC-VNIIEF
Techniques used at the National Nuclear Centre's Institute of Nuclear Physics for Studying Soil Probes and Soil Fragments at the Semipalalatinsk Nuclear Test Site
General Ecological Problems of Nuclear Test Sites
Health and Environmental Issues at U.S. Nuclear Test Sites
Radiological Situation in the Terrestrial Environment of the Mururoa Atoll Nuclear Weapons Test Site
Hot Spot and Hot Particle Soil Contamination Caused by Nuclear Weapons Tests
Hydrogeological Investigations and Radionuclide Migration in Groundwater at the Nevada Test Site
Characterisation of Radionuclide Contamination at the Semipalatinsk Nuclear Test Site Territory
Radioactive Strontium- and Caesium-Contaminated Sites: Characterisation, Transport, and Remedial Options
Evaluation of the Anthropogenic Radionuclide Concentrations in Sediments and Fauna collected in the Arctic
Radiological Environmental Research Conducted at the Site of the Sinking of the `Komsomolets' Nuclear-Powered Submarine
Methods of Plutonium, Americium and Strontium Determination with Preliminary Radiochemical Separation
Determination of Radionuclide Species in Natural Waters, Soils, and Sediments
Radiation Survey and Radionuclide Analysis of Radioactive Plumes from the Former Semipalatinsk Nuclear Test Site
Determination of 89Sr and 90 Sr from Low- and Intermediate-Level Radioactive Liquid Waste
Methods of Retrospective Estimation of the Absorbed Dose in Environmental Objects and the Human Body
Evaluation of Possible Radiation Exposures near the Semipalatinsk Nuclear Test Site
Technical Basis of Dose Reconstruction
ESR Investigation of Environmental Objects from the Semipalatinsk Nuclear Test Site Region
Monitoring the Marshall Islands for Residual Weapons Testing Fallout: Techniques and Findings
External Exposure Estimates for Individuals near the Nevada Test Site
Comparative 239Pu Dose Assessment for Three Desert Sites: Maralinga, Australia, Palomares, Spain; and the Nevada Test Site, USA e- Before and After Remedial Action
Database Management of Radioecological Data for Dose Assessment
Database of the Radioecological Situation at the Semipalatinsk Nuclear Test Site
Modern Methodology and Equipment for Field Radiometry and Spectrometry
Methods and Equipment for Field Monitoring of Different Types of 137Cs Contamination, including Small, Isolated Spots
Georadioecological Mapping Problems at Nuclear Explosion Sites
Activation Analysis of Large Volume Soil Extract Samples
List of Authors
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780792364481
ISBN-10: 0792364481
Series: NATO Science Partnership Sub-Series: 1 (Paperback)
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 31st August 2000
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.93 x 16.36  x 1.52
Weight (kg): 0.44