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Summary of IAEA-MEL's investigation of Kara Sea radioactivity and radiological assessment
Linköping University, Department of Medicine and Health Sciences, Radiation Physics . Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Centre of Surgery and Oncology, Department of Radiation Physics. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
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1997 (English)In: Marine Pollution Bulletin, ISSN 0025-326X, Vol. 35, no 7-12, 235-241 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

IAEA-MEL participated in five expeditions to the Kara Sea with the aim of assessing the radiological consequences of dumped radioactive wastes in the Novaya Zemlya Bays and Trough. The programme included sampling, in-situ underwater investigations, laboratory analyses of water, sediment and biota samples, the development of a marine radioactivity database, modelling and radiological assessment, the organization of intercomparison exercises and the evaluation of distribution coefficients. Radiometric investigations have shown that no radiologically significant environmental contamination has occurred. Leakages which have led to locally increased levels of radionuclides in sediment have only been observed in Stepovoy and Abrosimov Bays. Computer modelling results suggest that only radiological effects on local and regional scales may be of importance. The global radiological impact of the disposals in the Arctic Seas will be negligible.

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1997. Vol. 35, no 7-12, 235-241 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-51630DOI: 10.1016/S0025-326X(97)00088-XOAI: diva2:276121
Available from: 2009-11-10 Created: 2009-11-10 Last updated: 2009-11-17

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