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Environmental Pollution

Chernobyl - What Have We Learned?

The Successes and Failures to Mitigate Water Contamination Over 20 Years

Editors: Onishi, Yasuo, Voitsekhovich, Oleg V., Zheleznyak, Mark J. (Eds.)

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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.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Soviet-Built Nuclear Plants and Their Safety

    Pages 1-7

    Onishi, Yasuo (et al.)

  • The Chernobyl Accident and Its Aquatic Impacts on the Surrounding Area

    Pages 9-47

    Voitsekhovich, Oleg V. (et al.)

  • Radioecological Aspects of Water Use

    Pages 49-85

    Voitsekhovich, O. V. (et al.)

  • Population Dose Estimate Due to Aquatic Pathways

    Pages 87-107

    Berkovskiy, Vladimir (et al.)

  • Radiation Risk Assessment and Countermeasure Justification

    Pages 109-140

    Los’y, I. P. (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Chernobyl - What Have We Learned?
Book Subtitle
The Successes and Failures to Mitigate Water Contamination Over 20 Years
Editors
  • Yasuo Onishi
  • Oleg V. Voitsekhovich
  • Mark J. Zheleznyak
Series Title
Environmental Pollution
Series Volume
12
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-5349-8
DOI
10.1007/1-4020-5349-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-5348-1
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9892-2
Series ISSN
1566-0745
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 291
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