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Title: United States-assisted studies on dose reconstruction in the former Soviet Union

Abstract

Following the Chernobyl accident, the US and the USSR entered into an agreement to work on the safety of civilian nuclear reactors; one aspect of that work was to study the environmental transport and health effects of radionuclides released by the accident. After the break-up of the USSR separate agreements were established between the US and Ukraine, Belarus, and Russia to continue work on dose reconstruction and epidemiologic studies of health effects from exposure to external radiation and the incorporation of radionuclides. Studies in Belarus and Ukraine related to the Chernobyl accident now emphasize epidemiologic: studies of childhood-thyroid cancer and leukemia, and eye-lens-cataract formation in liquidators. Supporting studies on dose reconstruction emphasize a variety of ecological, physical, and biological techniques. Studies being conducted in Russia currently emphasize health effects in the workers and the population around the Mayak Industrial Association. As this production complex is an analogue of the US Hanford Works, advantage is being taken of the US experience in conducting a similar, recently completed dose-reconstruction study. In all cases the primary work on dose reconstruction is being performed by scientists from the former Soviet Union. US assistance is in the form of expert consultation and participation, exchange visits,more » provision of supplies and equipment, and other forms of local assistance.« less

Authors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States)
  2. National Cancer Institute, Rockville, MD (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States); Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC (United States); Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
206957
Report Number(s):
UCRL-JC-122291; CONF-960332-1
ON: DE96007090; TRN: 96:009471
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 1. international conference of the European Commission, Belarus, the Russian Federation and Ukraine on the consequences of the Chernobyl accident, Minsk (Belarus), 18-22 Mar 1996; Other Information: PBD: Dec 1995
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
56 BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE, APPLIED STUDIES; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; USSR; INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION; RADIATION DOSES; EVALUATION; HEALTH HAZARDS; USA; CHERNOBYLSK-4 REACTOR; REACTOR ACCIDENTS; RADIOISOTOPES; ENVIRONMENTAL TRANSPORT; BELARUS; LEUKEMIA; REACTORS; UKRAINE

Citation Formats

Anspaugh, L R, and Bouville, A. United States-assisted studies on dose reconstruction in the former Soviet Union. United States: N. p., 1995. Web.
Anspaugh, L R, & Bouville, A. United States-assisted studies on dose reconstruction in the former Soviet Union. United States.
Anspaugh, L R, and Bouville, A. Fri . "United States-assisted studies on dose reconstruction in the former Soviet Union". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/206957.
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abstractNote = {Following the Chernobyl accident, the US and the USSR entered into an agreement to work on the safety of civilian nuclear reactors; one aspect of that work was to study the environmental transport and health effects of radionuclides released by the accident. After the break-up of the USSR separate agreements were established between the US and Ukraine, Belarus, and Russia to continue work on dose reconstruction and epidemiologic studies of health effects from exposure to external radiation and the incorporation of radionuclides. Studies in Belarus and Ukraine related to the Chernobyl accident now emphasize epidemiologic: studies of childhood-thyroid cancer and leukemia, and eye-lens-cataract formation in liquidators. Supporting studies on dose reconstruction emphasize a variety of ecological, physical, and biological techniques. Studies being conducted in Russia currently emphasize health effects in the workers and the population around the Mayak Industrial Association. As this production complex is an analogue of the US Hanford Works, advantage is being taken of the US experience in conducting a similar, recently completed dose-reconstruction study. In all cases the primary work on dose reconstruction is being performed by scientists from the former Soviet Union. US assistance is in the form of expert consultation and participation, exchange visits, provision of supplies and equipment, and other forms of local assistance.},
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