Nuclear Physical Methods in Radioecological Investigations of Nuclear Test Sites

  • Siegfried S. Hecker
  • Caroline F. V. Mason
  • Kairat K. Kadyrzhanov
  • Serge B. Kislitsin

Part of the NATO Science Series book series (ASDT, volume 31)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Overviews and Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. S. S. Hecker
      Pages 3-9
    3. K. K. Kadyrzhanov, V. P. Solodukhin, I. V. Kazachevskiy, S. Khazhekber, S. N. Lukashenko, G. N. Chumikov et al.
      Pages 17-42
  3. General Ecological Problems of Nuclear Test Sites

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 43-43
    2. K. K. Kadyrzhanov, S. Khazhekber, I. V. Kazachevsky, S. N. Lukashenko, V. P. Solodukhin
      Pages 75-87
    3. D. W. Efurd, F. R. Roensch, W. C. T. Inkret, M. J. Hameedi, C. F. V. Mason
      Pages 99-107
    4. I. B. Astakhov, A. A. Druzhinin, N. G. Krylov, A. M. Korochkin, M. YU. Maksimov
      Pages 109-114
  4. Methods of Plutonium, Americium, and Strontium Determination with Preliminary Radiochemical Separation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115
    2. O. I. Artemev, M. A. Akhmetov, V. N. Larin, L. D. Ptitskaya, K. SH. Zhumadilov, G. P. Silkina et al.
      Pages 127-143
    3. Á. Vincze, J. Solymosi, P. Ormai, G. Volent
      Pages 145-150
  5. Methods of Retrospective Estimation of the Absorbed Dose in Environmental Objects and the Human Body

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 151-151
    2. L. R. Anspaugh
      Pages 161-172
    3. S. P. Pivovarov, A. B. Rukhin, T. A. Seredavina
      Pages 173-179

About this book


It is only with the ending of the Cold War that the issue of environmental hazards at many former nuclear testing sites around the world has attracted international scientific interest. This book discusses the environmental, ecological, and health problems associated with nuclear testing. Topics treated include dose assessment, risk, speciation and transport of radionuclides, measurement and separation of radionuclides, and remedial options. The nuclear test sites examined include the Semipalatinsk Nuclear Test Site (Kazakhstan), the Nevada test Site (USA), the Pacific atolls, and the Maralinga Test Site (Australia). The volume also discusses the additional release sites of Chelyabinsk (Russia), Chernobyl (Ukraine), Palomares (Spain), Los Alamos (USA), and others.
A valuable compendium of radiological problems for a wide spectrum of readers, from non-specialist to expert.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Siegfried S. Hecker
    • 1
  • Caroline F. V. Mason
    • 1
  • Kairat K. Kadyrzhanov
    • 2
  • Serge B. Kislitsin
    • 2
  1. 1.Los Alamos National LaboratoryLos AlamosUSA
  2. 2.Institute of Nuclear PhysicsNational Nuclear Centre of the Republic of KazakhstanAlmatyRepublic of Kazakhstan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-7923-6448-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-4116-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1389-1820
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