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Czechoslovak Journal of Physics

, Volume 53, Supplement 1, pp A39–A44 | Cite as

Characteristics of radionuclide contamination of different zones of Semipalatinsk Nuclear Test Site “Opytnoe pole”

  • K. K. Kadyrzhanov
  • S. Khazhekber
  • S. N. Lukashenko
  • V. P. Solodukhin
  • I. V. Kazachevskiy
  • V. L. Poznyak
  • B. B. Knyazev
  • Ch. Rofer
Session 1: Radionuclides in the Environment, Radioecology

Abstract

Data on the spatial distribution of radionuclides (241Am, 239Pu, 137Cs and 152Eu) formed during nuclear explosions of different types near P2 SNTS test site are presented. Radionuclide contamination induced by the explosions varies in the concentrations of individual radionuclides, their proportions and species. Examination of the variations is a crucial task to plan remediation activities as well as those aimed at decrease of radiation risk for population and prevention of repeated contamination. Concentrations of 241Am and 239+240Pu that are the most toxic radionuclides in the area lie in hundred thousands of Bqkg−1. The most contaminated areas are classified by the radionuclide concentration, ratio and form present in soil.

Keywords

Radionuclide Plutonium Test Site Nuclear Explosion Radionuclide Concentration 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. K. Kadyrzhanov
    • 1
  • S. Khazhekber
    • 1
  • S. N. Lukashenko
    • 1
  • V. P. Solodukhin
    • 1
  • I. V. Kazachevskiy
    • 1
  • V. L. Poznyak
    • 1
  • B. B. Knyazev
    • 1
  • Ch. Rofer
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Nuclear PhysicsNational Nuclear CenterAlmatyRepublic of Kazakhstan
  2. 2.Los Alamos National laboratoryLos AlamosUSA

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