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Assessing the Risks of Nuclear and Chemical Contamination in the former Soviet Union

  • Elizabeth J. Kirk
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Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASEN2, volume 10)

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Introduction

Risk assessment has come to assume acute importance in the former Soviet Union since money is so scarce, yet the needs for cleanup are so huge. Other factors contribute to this situation, too: New leaders are still emerging, and governmental structures are still evolving. This creates a particular difficulty for environmentalists who attempt to become involved in the risk assessment process.
New information continues to surface on the fallout from Chernobyl and its consequences for human health. Scientists are still debating the effects of low doses of radiation delivered over a long period of time. This type of contamination is especially prevalent in the Russian North, for example, as a result of the dumping of nuclear submarine reactors into the Kara and Barents Seas.
This book examines the complexities of risk assessment in the FSU at this unique time in history.

Keywords

environment environmental law hazard health human health radioactive waste

Editors and affiliations

  • Elizabeth J. Kirk
    • 1
  1. 1.American Association for the Advancement of ScienceUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-009-1645-6
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-7236-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-1645-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1389-1839
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