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Impact of the Chernobyl Accident on the Radioactive Contamination of the Croatian Environment


Franić, Zdenko; Marović, Gordana
Impact of the Chernobyl Accident on the Radioactive Contamination of the Croatian Environment // Proceedings of the 9th Annual Conference Risk Analysis: Facing the New Millenium / Goossens, L.H.J. (ur.).
Rotterdam: Delft University Press, 1999. str. 690-693 (predavanje, međunarodna recenzija, cjeloviti rad (in extenso), znanstveni)


Naslov
Impact of the Chernobyl Accident on the Radioactive Contamination of the Croatian Environment

Autori
Franić, Zdenko ; Marović, Gordana

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Radovi u zbornicima skupova, cjeloviti rad (in extenso), znanstveni

Izvornik
Proceedings of the 9th Annual Conference Risk Analysis: Facing the New Millenium / Goossens, L.H.J. - Rotterdam : Delft University Press, 1999, 690-693

Skup
9th Annual Conference of the Society for Risk Analysis; Risk Analysis: Facing the New Millenium

Mjesto i datum
Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 10-13. 10. 1999.

Vrsta sudjelovanja
Predavanje

Vrsta recenzije
Međunarodna recenzija

Ključne riječi
Chernobyl accident; radioactive contamination; Croatian environment

Sažetak
This paper summarizes the data on the long term radioactive contamination caused by the Chernobyl accident. The special attention has been taken on 137Cs and 90Sr, as they have been recognized as the main contributors to the collective dose. After the period of intensive nuclear weapons tests conduced in the atmosphere, both 137Cs and 90Sr in the Croatian environment exponentially decreased. The Chernobyl accident caused a temporary increase of 137Cs fallout activities. However, as 90Sr is much less volatile than 137Cs, its levels in the Croatian environment were practically unaffected by the Chernobyl accident, the only exception being the cistern waters. Contrary to the public beliefs, Croatia has not been seriously affected by this accident. Consequently, the estimated risk on the Croatian population was found to be very small. This is consistent with the UNSCEAR assessment which shows that on a global scale, the total radiological impact of Chernobyl has been minor. From a radioecological point of view, the Chernobyl accident draws special attention to the vulnerability of some environmental compartments.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Javno zdravstvo i zdravstvena zaštita



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Projekt / tema
00220204

Ustanove
Institut za medicinska istraživanja i medicinu rada, Zagreb