The Editors.- Preface.- Soviet-Built Nuclear Plants and Their Safety.- The Chernobyl Accident and Its Aquatic Impacts on the Surrounding Area.- Radioecological Aspects of Water Use.- Population Dose Estimate Due to Aquatic Pathways.- Radiation Risk Assessment and Countermeasure Justification.- Management of Fresh Water Environments in Chernobyl Affected Area.- Water Protection Measures for Radioactive Groundwater Contamination in the CEZ.- Where Do We Go From Here? Construction of the New Safe Confinement.- Summary and Conclusions.- Subject Index.
This book presents a 20-year historical overview and comprehensive study results of the aquatic environment affected by the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear accident. The book analyzes water remediation actions, using current science and mathematical modeling, and discusses why some were successful, but many others failed. This book will interest engineers, scientists, decision-makers, and everyone involved in radiation protection and radioecology, environmental protection and risk assessment, water remediation and mitigation, and radioactive waste disposal.
The 1986 Chernobyl nuclear accident exposed over 20 million people to radionuclides through the Dnieper River aquatic pathways. This book presents a 20-year historical overview and comprehensive study of how the aquatic environment was affected by this accident. It offers in-depth analysis of the many water quality management practices and countermeasures that were enacted during this time, discussing why some were successful, but many others failed. Coverage also incorporates a comprehensive discussion of the planned New Safe Confinement structure to cover the Chernobyl plant. This book will be of interest to engineers, scientists, decision-makers, and those involved in radiation protection. In addition, the detailed, almost day-to-day, emergency responses to the Chernobyl accident described in this book will also be useful to people developing emergency and long-term responses to accidental or intentional releases of radionuclides, toxic chemicals, and biological agents.