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Title: ENVIRONMENTAL RADIATION MONITORING IN THE CHERNOBYL EXCLUSION ZONE - HISTORY AND RESULTS 25 YEARS AFTER

This article describes results of the radiation environmental monitoring performed in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone (ChEZ) during the period following the 1986 Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant accident. This article presents a brief overview of five comprehensive reports generated under Contract No. DE-AC09-96SR18500 (Washington Savannah River Company LLC, Subcontract No. AC55559N, SOW No. ON8778) and summarizes characteristics of the ChEZ and its post-accident status and the history of development of the radiation monitoring research in the ChEZ is described. This article addresses characteristics of the radiation monitoring in the ChEZ, its major goals and objectives, and changes of these goals and objectives in the course of time, depending on the tasks associated with the phase of mitigation of the ChNPP accident consequences. The results of the radiation monitoring in the ChEZ during the last 25 years are also provided.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1024197
Report Number(s):
SRNL-STI-2011-00538
Journal ID: ISSN 0017-9078; HLTPAO; TRN: US1104676
DOE Contract Number:
DE-AC09-08SR22470
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: HEALTH PHYSICS JOURNAL
Research Org:
SRS
Sponsoring Org:
DOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; ACCIDENTS; MITIGATION; MONITORING; NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS; RADIATION MONITORING; RADIATIONS; RADIOACTIVITY