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Title: Economic consequences of the Chernobyl accident in Norway in 1986 and 1987

In the accident consequence assessment (ACA) area there is extensive cooperation between the Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden), performed within the Nordic Safety Program, and partially funded by the Nordic Council of Ministers, via the Nordic Liaison Committee for Atomic Energy. One of the 17 projects in the ACA-related program area is concerned with the economic consequences of the Chernobyl accident in Finland, Norway, and Sweden. This paper is limited to describing conditions in Norway. There are areas in Norway where the Chernobyl fallout is >100 kBq/m{sup 2}, and the total amount of radiocesium deposited over Norway is estimated by the National Institute for Radiation Hygiene to be 6% of the radiocesium released from the reactor. The areas where ground concentrations are highest are mostly in sparsely populated mountain areas. These areas are, however, important in connection with several nutritional pathways, notably, sheep, goats, reindeer, and freshwater fish. The purpose of this paper is to summarize information on mitigating actions and economic consequences of the deposited radioactive materials to Norwegian agriculture in the 1986-87 and 1987-88 slaughtering periods.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5431510
Report Number(s):
CONF-881011--
Journal ID: ISSN 0003-018X; CODEN: TANSA; TRN: 89-030973
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Transactions of the American Nuclear Society; (USA); Journal Volume: 57; Conference: Joint meeting of the European Nuclear Society and the American Nuclear Society, Washington, DC (USA), 30 Oct - 4 Nov 1988
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; 21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; CHERNOBYLSK-4 REACTOR; REACTOR ACCIDENTS; NORWAY; RADIATION DOSES; ECONOMIC IMPACT; ANIMAL FEEDS; BERRIES; CESIUM 137; DEPOSITION; FINLAND; FISHES; FOOD CHAINS; FRUITS; GOATS; INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS; LETTUCE; MILK PRODUCTS; MITIGATION; RADIOECOLOGICAL CONCENTRATION; RADIONUCLIDE MIGRATION; SHEEP; SWEDEN; TOURISM; VEGETABLES; ACCIDENTS; ALKALI METAL ISOTOPES; ANIMALS; AQUATIC ORGANISMS; BETA DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; BETA-MINUS DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; CESIUM ISOTOPES; DOMESTIC ANIMALS; DOSES; ECOLOGICAL CONCENTRATION; ENRICHED URANIUM REACTORS; ENVIRONMENTAL TRANSPORT; EUROPE; FOOD; GRAPHITE MODERATED REACTORS; ISOTOPES; LWGR TYPE REACTORS; MAGNOLIOPHYTA; MAGNOLIOPSIDA; MAMMALS; MASS TRANSFER; NUCLEI; ODD-EVEN NUCLEI; PLANTS; POWER REACTORS; RADIOISOTOPES; REACTORS; RUMINANTS; SCANDINAVIA; THERMAL REACTORS; VERTEBRATES; WATER COOLED REACTORS; YEARS LIVING RADIOISOTOPES 220900* -- Nuclear Reactor Technology-- Reactor Safety; 210300 -- Power Reactors, Nonbreeding, Graphite Moderated; 500300 -- Environment, Atmospheric-- Radioactive Materials Monitoring & Transport-- (-1989); 520300 -- Environment, Aquatic-- Radioactive Materials Monitoring & Transport-- (1989); 510300 -- Environment, Terrestrial-- Radioactive Materials Monitoring & Transport-- (-1989)