Radiobiological Effects Of 241 Am Incorporated In Cells Of Organism And Methods Of Prevention Of The Menace Of Combined Toxicity Of The Transuranium Elements

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Part of the NATO Science for Peace and Security Series B: Physics and Biophysics book series (NAPSB)

After nuclear accident at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Station (ChNPS) the radioactive isotopes 137Cs, 90Sr, transuranium and other elements transported vast amounts of the atmosphere, much of which was subsequently deposited not only in the immediate vicinity of power plant in Ukraine, Belarus and Russian Federation, but over the large parts of world. The contamination of wide territories not only in Ukraine with fission products of uranium and transuranium elements is an essential consequence of the accident ChNPS that is classified as a global ecological catastrophe. Radionuclide of this contamination is transferring through feed chains into drinking water, forage and foodstuffs and in the end these processes are responsible for accumulation of dose irradiation population of people.

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Nuclear accident food chain contamination Chernobyl 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute Cell Biology and Genetic Engineering NAS of UkraineUkraine

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