Environmental Behaviour and Potential Biological Impact of Radioactive Particles

Closed for proposals

Project Type

Coordinated Research Project

Project Code

K41013

CRP

1944

Approved Date

8 February 2013

Status

Closed

Start Date

4 July 2013

Expected End Date

4 July 2017

Completed Date

12 October 2018

Description

The objective of the CRP is to enhance Member States’ capabilities in assessing the long term environmental behaviour and potential biological impact of radioactive particles released to the environment.

Objectives

Enhancing the Member States’ capabilities in assessing the long-term environmental behaviour and potential biological impact of radioactive particles.

Specific objectives

To systemize existing and to obtain novel data on the long-term environmental behaviour of radioactive particles (solubility in the soil, transfer to plants and animals)To suggest a classification of the radioactive particles for the purpose of radiation protection and remediation planningTo provide a link between nuclear sources, characteristics of radioactive particles and parameters characterising environmental behaviour of radionuclidesTo improve the approach for dose assessments to humans and biota for the environments contaminated by radioactive particlesTo identify relevant biological endpoints, reference organisms and approach for assessing biological effects of non-human species in areas affected by radioactive particlesTo perform exploratory research on the development of reference materials/samples for inter-calibration of techniques utilized for the characterization of radioactive particlesTo increase collaboration among analytical laboratories studying environmental impact of radioactive particlesTo foster a novel cross-sectorial collaboration between laboratories studying environmental impact of radioactive particles and radiobiological laboratories

Impact

An impact of the CRP can be regarded as significant due to involvement of high-level expert work and data collection with global coverage across the studied situations: naturally occurring radionuclides and radioactive materials, nuclear legacy from incidents and accidents, radioactivity due to industrial and military activity as well as resources' exploration.

Relevance

The CRP was well planned and designed, so all implemented and reported activities are highly relevant to the subject and significantly contribute to improvement of scientific evidence and knowledge on abundance, forms, properties and hazards associated with the particulate radioactive materials. The CRP allowed specialists from different countries to cooperate and to exchange knowledge, thus creating a substantial momentum for enhancing the studies at the global scale.

CRP Publications

Type

Research paper

Year

2014

Publication URL

http://radioactivity2014.pacifico-meetings.com/

Description

Bartnicki J., Amundsen I., Hosseini A., Haakenstad H., Klein H., Lind O.C., Salbu B. Worst case meteorological scenario for Norway in case of hypothetical accident related to recovery of the Russian submarine K-27, In J.E. Brown and P. Strand (Eds.) International Conference on Radioecology & Environmental Radioactivity. Oral & Oral Poster Presentation Proceedings, Barcelona, September 7th-12th 2014

Country/Organization

Proceedings of the International conference, Barcelona

Type

Research paper in the referred journal

Year

2015

Publication URL

http://ac.els-cdn.com/S1350448715000748/1-s2.0-S1350448715000748-main.pdf?_tid=5…

Description

Meisenberg, O.; Tschiersch, J.: Test of methods for retrospective activity size distribution determination from filter samples. Radiation Measurements 76, 29-35, (2015)

Country/Organization

International referred journal

Type

Research paper

Year

2015

Publication URL

http://www.rad2015.rad-conference.org/pdf/Proceedings%20RAD%202015.pdf

Description

Melgunov M., Kropacheva M., Bolsunovsky A. Active particles in alluvial soils of the River Yenisei: isotope composition, morphology and structure. the proceedings of the 3d International Conference on Radiation and Applications in Various Fields of Research (RAD 2015), Budva, Montenegro, from 7th to 13th of June. p.590 and p.275-279

Country/Organization

Montenegro. Proceedings of the conference

Type

Research paper

Year

2015

Publication URL

http://ac.els-cdn.com/S0265931X15000491/1-s2.0-S0265931X15000491-main.pdf?_tid=e…

Description

Panitskiy, A.V., Lukashenko, S.N. Nature of radioactive contamination of components of ecosystems of stream flows from tunnels of Degelen massif. Journal of Environmental Radioactivity.144, 32-40.

Country/Organization

Elsevier

Type

Research paper

Year

2016

Publication URL

http://ac.els-cdn.com/S0265931X15300965/1-s2.0-S0265931X15300965-main.pdf?_tid=2…

Description

Salbu, B., 2016. Environmental impact and risk assessments and key factors contributing to the overall uncertainties. Journal of Environmental Radioactivity 151, Part 2, 352-360.

Country/Organization

International referred journal

Type

Research paper

Year

2014

Publication URL

http://radioactivity2014.pacifico-meetings.com/

Description

Nikitin A., Shershakov V., Kazennov A., Lind B., Gwynn J., Heldal H.E., Blinova O., Grishin D., Rudjord A.L., Valetova N., Petrenko G., Katrich I., Fedorova A., Osvath I., Levy I., Bartocci J., Khanh Pham M., Sam A., Nies H., Salbu B., Lind O.C., Teien H.-C., Sidhu R.S., Strålberg E., Logoyda I. Joint Russian-Norwegian expedition to the dumping sites for radioactive waste and spent nuclear fuel in the Stepovogo fjord of the Kara sea, August- September 2012: investigations performed and main results. In J.E. Brown and P. Strand (Eds.) International Conference on Radioecology & Environmental Radioactivity. Oral & Oral Poster Presentation Proceedings, Barcelona, September 7th-12th 2014.

Country/Organization

Proceedings of the International conference, Barcelona

Type

Research paper

Year

2015

Publication URL

http://jnpae.kinr.kiev.ua/16.4.html

Description

Kashparov V.A., Zhurba M.A., Kireev S.I., Zibtsev S.V., Myroniuk V.V. Evaluation of the expected doses of fire brigades at the Chernobyl exclusion zone in April 2015. Nuclear Physics and Atomic Energy, 2015, 16(4) 399-407.

Country/Organization

Ukraine

Type

Research paper

Year

2015

Description

Otreshko L., Zhurba M., Bilous A., Yoschenko L. 90Sr and 137?s content in wood along the southern fuel trace of Chernobyl radioactive fallout. Nuclear Physics and Atomic Energy, 2015, 16(2) 183-192.

Country/Organization

Ukraine

Type

Research paper

Year

2014

Publication URL

http://radioactivity2014.pacifico-meetings.com/

Description

Andersson K.G., Roos P., Lind O.C., Salbu B., Bujan A., Duranova T., Ikonomopoulos A., Andronopoulos S., Improvement of radiological consequence estimation methodologies for NPP accidents in the ARGOS and RODOS decision support systems through consideration of contaminant physico-chemical forms. In J.E. Brown and P. Strand (Eds.) International Conference on Radioecology & Environmental Radioactivity. Oral & Oral Poster Presentation Proceedings, Barcelona, September 7th-12th 2014.

Country/Organization

Proceedings of the International conference, Barcelona

Type

Paper in the proceedings of the conference: Chernobyl: 30 years later: materials of International scientific conference (Gomel, 21-22.04.2016.) Gomel: Institute of Radiology

Year

2016

Description

V.N. Zabrodskiy, Yu.I. Bondar, V.I. Sadchikov, V.N. Kalinin. Evaluation of destruction of Chernobyl fuel particles, falling out on the territory of the Belarusian part of ChNPP exclusion zone. Chernobyl: 30 years later: materials of International scientific conference (Gomel, 21-22.04.2016.) Gomel: Institute of Radiology, 2016. 466 p. P. 98-101 (in Russian).

Country/Organization

Belarus. Proceedings of the conference

Type

Research paper in the referred journal

Year

2015

Publication URL

http://ac.els-cdn.com/S0048969714013047/1-s2.0-S0048969714013047-main.pdf?_tid=0…

Description

Jaeschke B [1] ., Lind O.C., Bradshaw C., Salbu B. 2015. Retention of radioactive particles and associated effects in the filter-feeding marine mollusc Mytilus edulis, Science of the Total Environment, 502, 1-7. [1] PhD fellow

Country/Organization

International referred journal

Type

Chapter in the referred book

Year

2015

Description

Salbu, B., Skipperud, L., Lind, O.C., 2015. Sources Contributing to Radionuclides in the Environment: With Focus on Radioactive Particles, in: Walther, C., Gupta, D.K. (Eds.), Radionuclides in the Environment - Influence of chemical speciation and plant uptake on radionuclide migration. Springer International Publishing, pp. 1-36.

Country/Organization

Springer International Publishing

Type

SSM report

Year

2015

Publication URL

http://www.stralsakerhetsmyndigheten.se/Global/Publikationer/Rapport/Sakerhet-vi…

Description

Hansson E, Pettersson H, Eriksson M. Uranium Aerosol Characteristics at a Nuclear Fuel Manufacturing Site - Particle Size, Morphology and Chemical Composition. SSM2015:18Report number: 2015:18 ISSN: 2000-0456

Country/Organization

Sweden

Type

Review paper

Year

2013

Description

Topical Issues in Radioecology of Kazakhstan. Proceedings of the National Nuclear Center of Kazakhstan for 2011-2012 y. Lukashenko S.N. Ed. – Issue 4. – Vol.1 and 2. – Pavlodar: Dom Pechati, 2013. - 395 p.

Country/Organization

Kazakhstan

Type

Review paper

Year

2016

Publication URL

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0265931X16300832

Description

Bréchignac, F., Oughton, D., Mays, C. et al. Addressing ecological effects of radiation on populations and ecosystems to improve protection of the environment against radiation: Agreed statements from a Consensus Symposium. Journal of Environmental Radioactivity Volumes 158–159, 21–29

Country/Organization

International referred journal

Type

Research paper in the referred journal

Year

2016

Publication URL

http://ac.els-cdn.com/S0265931X15000302/1-s2.0-S0265931X15000302-main.pdf?_tid=c…

Description

Gwynn, J.P., Nikitin, A., Shershakov, V., Heldal, H.E., Lind, B., Teien, H.-C., Lind, O.C., Sidhu, R.S., Bakke, G., Kazennov, A., Grishin, D., Fedorova, A., Blinova, O., Sværen, I., Lee Liebig, P., Salbu, B., Wendell, C.C., Strålberg, E., Valetova, N., Petrenko, G., Katrich, I., Logoyda, I., Osvath, I., Levy, I., Bartocci, J., Pham, M.K., Sam, A., Nies, H., Rudjord, A.L., 2016. Main results of the 2012 joint Norwegian–Russian expedition to the dumping sites of the nuclear submarine K-27 and solid radioactive waste in Stepovogo Fjord, Novaya Zemlya. Journal of Environmental Radioactivity 151, Part 2, 417-426.

Country/Organization

International referred journal

Type

Review paper

Year

2015

Description

Topical Issues in Radioecology of Kazakhstan: Optimization of investigations of Semipalatinsk test site territories in order to transfer them to economic use. Lukashenko S.N. Ed. Issue 5. Pavlodar: Dom Pechati, 2015. 235 p.

Country/Organization

Kazakhstan

Type

Research paper in the referred journal

Year

2016

Publication URL

http://ac.els-cdn.com/S0265931X15000612/1-s2.0-S0265931X15000612-main.pdf?_tid=0…

Description

Bartnicki, J., Amundsen, I., Brown, J., Hosseini, A., Hov, Ø., Haakenstad, H., Klein, H., Lind, O.C., Salbu, B., Szacinski Wendel, C.C., Ytre-Eide, M.A., 2016. Atmospheric transport of radioactive debris to Norway in case of a hypothetical accident related to the recovery of the Russian submarine K-27. Journal of Environmental Radioactivity 151, Part 2, 404-416.

Country/Organization

International referred journal

Type

Microsoft Word document

Year

2020

Publication URL

http://road.iaea.org/livelink/llisapi.dll/link/53420603

Description

List of publications related to the CRP K41013 " Environmental Behaviour and Potential Biological Impact of Radioactive Particles"

Country/Organization

IAEA-NAEL-TEL

Type

Research paper

Year

2016

Publication URL

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ieam.1822/full

Description

Salbu, B. and Lind, O.C., 2016. Radioactive particles released to the environment from the Fukushima reactors - confirmation is still needed. Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management.

Country/Organization

International referred journal

Type

Research paper in the referred journal

Year

2013

Publication URL

http://ac.els-cdn.com/S0039914013003032/1-s2.0-S0039914013003032-main.pdf?_tid=7…

Description

Garger, E.K.; Meisenberg, O.; Odintsov, O.; Shynkarenko, V.; Tschiersch, J.: Solubility of hot fuel particles from Chernobyl – influencing parameters for individual radiation dose calculations. The International Journal of Pure and Applied Analytical Chemistry, Talanta 115, 40-46 (2013

Country/Organization

International referred journal

Type

Research paper

Year

2014

Publication URL

http://www.scirp.org/journal/gephttp://dx.doi.org/10.4236/gep.2014.23020

Description

Bolsunovsky A., Melgunov M. A Study of Sediments and Radioactive Particles of the Yenisei River Using a Variety of Analytical Methods. Journal of Geoscience and Environment Protection. 2014. Vol.2, No.3, 153-158.

Country/Organization

International referred journal

Type

Research paper

Year

2014

Publication URL

http://radioactivity2014.pacifico-meetings.com/

Description

Wendel C.C. [1] , Fifield L.K., Oughton D.H., Lind, O.C., Skipperud L., Bartnicki J., Tims S.G., Høibråten S., Salbu B., Direct tropospheric transport of debris from nuclear weapon detonations at the Semipalatinsk test site to Western Europe, In J.E. Brown and P. Strand (Eds.) International Conference on Radioecology & Environmental Radioactivity. Oral & Oral Poster Presentation Proceedings, Barcelona, September 7th-12th 2014.[1] Major part of work performed when C Wendel was PhD fellow

Country/Organization

Proceedings of the International conference, Barcelona

Type

Research paper

Year

2014

Description

Protsak V.P., Odintsov O.O. Assessment of forms finding of Chernobyl radionuclides in bottom sediments of cooling pond of the ChNPP. Nuclear Physics and Atomic Energy, 2014, 15(3) 259-268.

Country/Organization

Ukraine

Type

Research paper

Year

2014

Publication URL

http://radioactivity2014.pacifico-meetings.com/

Description

Teien H.-C., Hertel-Aas T., Lind O.C., Thørring H., Skipperud L., Oughton D.H., Salbu B., Speciation, uptake and toxicity of uranium in Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar), In J.E. Brown and P. Strand (Eds.) International Conference on Radioecology & Environmental Radioactivity. Oral & Oral Poster Presentation Proceedings, Barcelona, September 7th-12th 2014.

Country/Organization

Proceedings of the International conference, Barcelona

Type

Research paper in the referred journal

Year

2015

Description

Kozmin G.V., Epimakhov V.G. Basic regularities of behaviour of radioactive particles in the food chain and the gastrointestinal tract of cattle // Radiation Biology. Radioecology. 2015. T. 55. ? 6. a. 632-645.

Country/Organization

Russia

Type

Paper in the proceedings of the International Conference on Environmental Radioactivity: New Challenges with New Technologies, Greece, Thessaloniki from September 21st to 25th

Year

2015

Publication URL

http://www.envira2015.gr/toinfo@envira2015.gr

Description

Bolsunovsky, A., Dementyev, D., Zotina T. and Melgunov M. “Radioactive particles in the floodplain of the Yenisei River

Country/Organization

Greece. The proceedings of the International Conference

Type

Research paper

Year

2014

Publication URL

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleListURL&_method=list&_ArticleLis…

Description

D. V. Turchenko, S. N. Lukashenko, A. O. Aidarkhanov, O. N. Lyakhova .Studying of tritium content in snowpack of Degelen mountain range. Journal of Environmental Radioactivity. 132, 1-6.

Country/Organization

International referred journal

Type

Review paper in the proceedings

Year

2014

Description

Lukashenko S.N. Present radiological state of the former Semipalatinsk Test Site. the proceedings of the IV International Conference , 21st -23rd of October, 2014. Minsk: Law and Economics

Country/Organization

Belarus

Type

Research paper

Year

2014

Publication URL

http://ac.els-cdn.com/S0265931X14001982/1-s2.0-S0265931X14001982-main.pdf?_tid=2…

Description

Kozhakhanov T.E. Accumulation of artificial radionuclides in agricultural plants in the area used for surface nuclear tests / T.E. Kozhakhanov, S.N. Lukashenko, N.V. Larionova // Journal of Environmental Radioactivity. 137, 237-226.

Country/Organization

Netherlands/Elsevier

Type

Research paper

Year

2014

Publication URL

http://radioactivity2014.pacifico-meetings.com/

Description

Kleiven M [1] ., Teien H.C., Lind O.C, Vaa Johnsen I., Oughton D.H., Salbu B., Uptake and effects of uranium nanoparticles on early life stages of Atlantic salmon, In J.E. Brown and P. Strand (Eds.) International Conference on Radioecology & Environmental Radioactivity. Oral & Oral Poster Presentation Proceedings, Barcelona, September 7th-12th 2014.[1] PhD fellow

Country/Organization

Kleiven M [1], Teien H.C., Lind O.C, Vaa Johnsen I., Oughton D.H., Salbu B., Uptake and effects of uranium nanoparticles on early life stages of Atlantic salmon, In J.E. Brown and P. Strand (Eds.) International Conference on Radioecology & Environmental Radioactivity. Oral & Oral Poster Presentation Proceedings, Barcelona, September 7th-12th 2014.[1] PhD fellow

Type

Paper in the proceedings of the third International Conference on Radiation and Applications in Various Fields of Research (RAD 2015), Budva, Montenegro, from 7th to 13th of June

Year

2015

Publication URL

http://www.rad2015.rad-conference.org/pdf/Book%20Abctracts%20RAD%202015.pdf

Description

Bolsunovsky A., Medvedeva M. Radioecological consequences of the 50-year operation of the plutonium complex at the Yenisei River.

Country/Organization

Montenegro. Proceedings of the conference

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