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The Radiological Situation at the Atolls of Mururoa and Fangataufa: Summary Report

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English STI/PUB/1029 92-0-101298-5
62 26 20.50 1998


The Summary Report provides a synopsis of the Study for the benefit of a wider audience, and includes its findings, conclusions and recommendation in full. It explains the background to the Study, giving data on the French nuclear weapon tests, and summarizes the Study's assessment of the environmental legacy of weapon testing at the two atolls. The Study's estimates of consequent radiation doses at present and in the future are summarized. The basis in radiation protection for the Study's conclusions and recommendation is presented in brief. Additional material to aid understanding and provide perspective is included in 14 text boxes.
Contents: Introduction; The nuclear weapon tests conducted by France in the South Pacific; The Study and the International Advisory Committee; Assessment of present radiological conditions; Assessment of future radiological conditions; Estimated doses due to residual radioactive material; Conclusions and recommendation; Annex: French nuclear tests at the atolls of Mururoa and Fangataufa.

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