Long-term dynamics of radioactive contamination on the territory of a former radium production facility

Long-term dynamics of radioactive contamination on the territory of a former radium production... ISSN 1067-4136, Russian Journal of Ecology, 2009, Vol. 40, No. 1, pp. 68–71. © Pleiades Publishing, Ltd., 2009. Original Russian Text © L.M. Noskova, I.I. Shuktomova, 2009, published in Ekologiya, 2009, No. 1, pp. 73–76. SHORT COMMUNICATIONS Long-Term Dynamics of Radioactive Contamination on the Territory of a Former Radium Production Facility L. M. Noskova and I. I. Shuktomova Komi Research Center, Ural Division, Russian Academy of Sciences, ul. Kommunisticheskaya 28, Syktyvkar, 167982 Russia; e-mail: lmn06@mail.ru Received May 25, 2007 DOI: 10.1134/S1067413609010123 Key words: radioecological monitoring, radium, migration. Nuclear power generation, large-scale industrial use Onagraceae, Asteraceae, Umbelliferae, Rosaceae, and of radioactive materials, and consequent release of radi- Salicaceae. The equivalent dose rate at the surface var- onuclides into the environment lead to contamination ies from 0.1 to 15 µSv/h, increasing to 25 µSv/h at a of vast areas and accumulation of highly toxic radioac- depth of 25–50 cm. tive waste. To control the impact of external radiation Plot 2. Solid waste dumped in the northern part of and incorporated radionuclides on human health, it is the plot covered an area of about 1 ha. The soil in this necessary to perform monitoring of areas presenting a area is of the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Russian Journal of Ecology Springer Journals

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