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Environmental Contamination Following A Major Nuclear Accident

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All STI/PUB/825 92-0-020190-3
87.00 1990


Proceedings of a symposium jointly organized with FAO, UNEP and WHO, Vienna, 16–20 October 1989. Scientific research on the after-effects of the Chernobyl accident on the environment and on human health has provided new data pertaining to large scale contamination. Papers at the symposium covered a wide range of subjects, including monitoring of radioactive contaminants in the environment, levels of radioactive contamination of farmland, agricultural crops and dairy products in subsequent years, and methods for minimizing contamination of feed and food.
Contents: Vol. 1: Part I: Radioactive contamination of the envi-ronment: (a) General; (b) Air; (c) Soil; (d) Water; Part II: Monitoring of radioactivity: (a) General; (b) Strategies and policy; (c) Methods and techniques. Vol. 2: Part III: Radioactive contamination of agricultural land and agricultural produce; Part IV: Countermeasures to reduce radionuclide contamination of food chains; Part V: Radiation exposure of populations; Part VI: Radionuclides and international trade in food; Special Session: Hot particles; Summary of the symposium: Important issues with significance for the future.

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