• English
  • العربية
  • 中文
  • Français
  • Русский
  • Español

You are here

Radiological Conditions at the Semipalatinsk Test Site, Kazakhstan:

Preliminary Assessment and Recommendations for Further Study

English STI/PUB/1063 92-0-104098-9
43 10 14.50 1999

Download PDF (680 KB)


This report presents the findings of a study of the current radiological conditions at the former nuclear test site at Semipalatinsk, Kazakhstan, conducted by a team of international experts under the auspices of the IAEA at the request of the Government of Kazakhstan. The objectives of the study were to assess the current and potential future radiation doses to the residents of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site area and adjacent settlements, to advise on remedial action, where appropriate, and to recommend whether further radiological evaluation of the area is warranted.
Contents: 1. Summary; 2. The Semipalatinsk test site; 3. Background; 4. Programme of IAEA assistance; 5. Perspective on global nuclear weapons testing; 6. Radiological conditions at the Semipalatinsk test site; 7. Estimates of present and future doses to persons in and around the test site; 8. Radiation protection criteria; 9. Conclusions and recommendations; Appendix: Method of assessing radiation doses.

More Information on reusing IAEA copyright material.

How to order

Ordering Locally

Please use the following links for an up-to-date list of IAEA distributors:

Distributors of IAEA Publications

How to Access IAEA e-books

Orders and requests for information may also be addressed to:

Marketing and Sales Unit
International Atomic Energy Agency
Vienna International Centre
PO Box 100, A-1400 Vienna,

Tel.: +43 1 2600 22529, +43 1 2600 22530
Fax: +43 1 2600 29302
Email: sales.publications@iaea.org

Download order form


  1. Employment
  2. Women
  3. Press

Stay in touch