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Title: Contamination of the Northern Oceans from Releases of Radioactivity from the Former Soviet Union

Abstract

During the Cold War the handling of Soviet military nuclear wastes was a classified topic--kept secret to hide the status and readiness of Soviet military forces. Following the end of the Cold War information about the handling of nuclear wastes by agencies of the Former Soviet Union (FSU) became available. The US Government response to the disclosure of disposal of radioactive wastes into the Arctic Ocean and into rivers that drain into the Arctic Ocean was the finding of the Arctic Nuclear Waste Assessment Program (ANWAP) in the Office of Naval Research (ONR). Projects were aided by ANWAP to study the behavior, transport, and fate of radionuclides in the Arctic Ocean. One of the research teams, the Risk Assessment Integration Group (RAIG) assessed the potential risks to humans and to the environment, particularly in the US Alaskan Arctic.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (US); Sandia National Labs., Livermore, CA (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
US Department of Energy (US)
OSTI Identifier:
7229
Report Number(s):
SAND98-1920C
TRN: US0101906
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 11th International Congress of Radiation Research (ICRR), Dublin (IE), 07/18/1999--07/23/1999; Other Information: PBD: 4 Jun 1999
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE WASTES, AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; ARCTIC OCEAN; CONTAMINATION; RADIOACTIVE WASTES; RISK ASSESSMENT; RIVERS; MARINE DISPOSAL; RADIONUCLIDE MIGRATION; ARMENIA; AZERBAIJAN; BELARUS; ESTONIA; KAZAKHSTAN; KYRGYZSTAN; LATVIA; LITHUANIA; MOLDOVA; REPUBLIC OF GEORGIA; RUSSIAN FEDERATION; TAJIKISTAN; TURKMENISTAN; UKRAINE; UZBEKISTAN

Citation Formats

Gomez, Leo S. Contamination of the Northern Oceans from Releases of Radioactivity from the Former Soviet Union. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Gomez, Leo S. Contamination of the Northern Oceans from Releases of Radioactivity from the Former Soviet Union. United States.
Gomez, Leo S. Fri . "Contamination of the Northern Oceans from Releases of Radioactivity from the Former Soviet Union". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/7229.
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abstractNote = {During the Cold War the handling of Soviet military nuclear wastes was a classified topic--kept secret to hide the status and readiness of Soviet military forces. Following the end of the Cold War information about the handling of nuclear wastes by agencies of the Former Soviet Union (FSU) became available. The US Government response to the disclosure of disposal of radioactive wastes into the Arctic Ocean and into rivers that drain into the Arctic Ocean was the finding of the Arctic Nuclear Waste Assessment Program (ANWAP) in the Office of Naval Research (ONR). Projects were aided by ANWAP to study the behavior, transport, and fate of radionuclides in the Arctic Ocean. One of the research teams, the Risk Assessment Integration Group (RAIG) assessed the potential risks to humans and to the environment, particularly in the US Alaskan Arctic.},
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year = {Fri Jun 04 00:00:00 EDT 1999},
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