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Semioshkina, N.A. ; Voigt, G.*

An overview on GSF activities at the Semipalatinsk test site, Kazakhstan.

J. Radiat. Res. 47, A, 95-100 (2006)
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The Semipalatinsk Test Site (STS) in Kazakhstan was one of the major sites used by the former USSR for testing nuclear weapons for more than 40 years. Since the early 1990s, agricultural activities have been re-established there by neighbouring collective and private farms. Therefore, it has become important to evaluate the radiological situation and the current and future risk to people living on and using the contaminated area. During the last eight years, GSF has participated in many international projects performed on the STS to evaluate the radiological situation. A large number of soil, vegetation and food samples has been collected and analysed. Internal dose is one of the main components of the total dose when deriving risk factors for a population living within the test site. Internal doses, based on food monitoring and whole body measurements, were calculated for adults and were in the range of 13500 mu Sv/y due to radiocaesium and radiostrontium.
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Publikationstyp Artikel: Journalartikel
Dokumenttyp Wissenschaftlicher Artikel
Schlagwörter atomic explosion; Cs-137; Sr-90; food contamination; internal dose assessment; Semipalatinsk Test Site; whole-body counting; NUCLEAR TEST-SITE; SAMPLES; CS-137; SR-90; DOLON; USSR; SOIL
ISSN (print) / ISBN 0449-3060
e-ISSN 1349-9157
Quellenangaben Band: 47, Heft: SUPPL. A, Seiten: 95-100, Artikelnummer: , Supplement: A
Verlag Oxford University Press
Begutachtungsstatus Peer reviewed