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Title: CEC/CIS collaboration projects on the consequences of the Chernobyl accident preliminary results on the project dealing with strategies of decontamination

In 1992, an agreement was signed between the Commission of the European Communities (CEC) and the relevant Ministries of Belarus, Russia and Ukraine in order to mitigate the consequences of the Chernobyl accident, through the implementation of a collaboration program involving the participation of about 200 CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States) and EU (European Union) Institutes and Research Centers. In such a context, a collaboration project aiming at evaluating strategies of decontamination for the territories affected by the accident was launched. This project not only dealt with decontamination of agricultural soils, urban areas and forests but also included treatment of contaminated foodstuff. To date, the project comprised both experimental and theoretical activities. It is expected that the results of this project can be used for the development of practical strategies for decontaminating the relevant CIS territories, as well as for the definition of appropriate policies in the event of a future nuclear accident. Relying on a strong collaboration network which was progressively established between EU and CIS scientists, field experiments mainly dealt with decontamination of meadows using a turf harvester, and forests while producing valuable wood derivatives.
Authors:
;  [1] ;  [2]
  1. Institut de Protection et de Surete` nucleaire, Saint Paul Lez Durance (France)
  2. Ukrainian Academy of Sciences, Kiev (Ukraine) [and others
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
111677
Report Number(s):
CONF-940225--Vol.1
TRN: 95:021772
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Conference: Waste management `94: working towards a cleaner environment, Tucson, AZ (United States), 27 Feb - 3 Mar 1994; Other Information: PBD: 1994; Related Information: Is Part Of Technology and programs for Radioactive Waste Management and Environmental Restoration. Volume 1; Post, R.G. [ed.] [Arizona Univ., Tucson, AZ (United States). Coll. of Engineering and Mines]; PB: 814 p.
Research Org:
Arizona Univ., Tucson, AZ (United States). Coll. of Engineering and Mines; New Mexico State Univ., University Park, NM (United States); Waste-Management Education and Research Consortium (WERC), Las Cruces, NM (United States); USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; FORESTS; DECONTAMINATION; SOILS; URBAN AREAS; RADIOACTIVE WASTE MANAGEMENT; UKRAINE; BELARUS; COMMUNITIES; FOOD; RADIATION ACCIDENTS; FALLOUT; INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION; RADIONUCLIDE MIGRATION; RADIATION DOSES