Environmental Change Of The Semipalatinsk Test Site By Nuclear Fallout Contamination

  • Gulzhan Ospanova
  • Gulnar Mailibayeva
  • Manat Tlebayev
  • Mayra Mukusheva
Conference paper
Part of the NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C: Environmental Security book series (NAPSC)

This paper presents an evaluation of the current nuclear fallout contamination of the Semipalatinsk Nuclear Polygon's test sites and the effects of secondary contamination of ecosystems through water and food chain migration of radionuclides, and an overview of health hazards to the population of the affected areas.

Keywords

Environment Semey nuclear polygon explosions radionuclides health 

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    Mikhailov, V. N. et al., USSR nuclear tests (1996).Google Scholar
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    Resolution adopted by the UN General Assembly (71st plenary meeting, November 27, 2000), International cooperation and coordination for the human and ecological rehabilitation and economic development of the Semipalatinsk region of Kazakhstan.Google Scholar
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    Republic of Kazakhstan law No. 1787-XII (December 18, 1992), About social protection of population who suffered due to the nuclear explosions at the Semipalatinsk Test Site.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gulzhan Ospanova
    • 1
  • Gulnar Mailibayeva
    • 2
  • Manat Tlebayev
    • 2
  • Mayra Mukusheva
    • 2
  1. 1.Chemical Technology of Inorganic Materials DepartmentKazakh National Technical UniversityAlmatyKazakhstan
  2. 2.Satpayev Kazakh National Technical UniversityAlmatyKazakhstan

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