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Title: MESORAD dose assessment of the Chernobyl reactor accident

An accident involving Unit 4 of the Chernobylskaya Atomic Energy Station resulted in the release of a large amount of radioactive material to the atmosphere. This report describes the results of an assessment of the doses near the site (within 80 km) made at the Pacific Northwest Laboratory using the MESORAD Dose Assessment model. 6 refs., 10 figs., 5 tabs.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5129031
Report Number(s):
PNL-7185
ON: DE90006227; TRN: 90-005525
DOE Contract Number:
AC06-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (USA)
Sponsoring Org:
DOE/ER
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; 22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; CHERNOBYLSK-4 REACTOR; ACCIDENTS; DOSE EQUIVALENTS; MATHEMATICAL MODELS; FALLOUT; MASS TRANSFER; HUMAN POPULATIONS; RADIATION DOSES; RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS; ATMOSPHERIC CIRCULATION; AIR POLLUTION; COMPILED DATA; CONTAMINATION; GAMMA RADIATION; HEALTH HAZARDS; M CODES; METEOROLOGY; PLUMES; RADIONUCLIDE KINETICS; RADIONUCLIDE MIGRATION; SITE CHARACTERIZATION; SURFACE CONTAMINATION; WIND; COMPUTER CODES; DATA; DOSES; ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION; ENRICHED URANIUM REACTORS; ENVIRONMENTAL TRANSPORT; GRAPHITE MODERATED REACTORS; HAZARDS; INFORMATION; IONIZING RADIATIONS; LWGR TYPE REACTORS; MATERIALS; NUMERICAL DATA; POLLUTION; POPULATIONS; POWER REACTORS; RADIATIONS; REACTORS; THERMAL REACTORS; WATER COOLED REACTORS 560151* -- Radiation Effects on Animals-- Man; 560161 -- Radionuclide Effects, Kinetics, & Toxicology-- Man; 540130 -- Environment, Atmospheric-- Radioactive Materials Monitoring & Transport-- (1990-); 540230 -- Environment, Terrestrial-- Radioactive Materials Monitoring & Transport-- (1990-); 210300 -- Power Reactors, Nonbreeding, Graphite Moderated; 220900 -- Nuclear Reactor Technology-- Reactor Safety