Original Paper

Radiation and Environmental Biophysics

, Volume 50, Issue 1, pp 67-83

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ReSCA: decision support tool for remediation planning after the Chernobyl accident

  • A. UlanovskyAffiliated withHelmholtz Zentrum München, German Research Center for Environmental Health, Institute of Radiation Protection Email author 
  • , P. JacobAffiliated withHelmholtz Zentrum München, German Research Center for Environmental Health, Institute of Radiation Protection
  • , S. FesenkoAffiliated withInternational Atomic Energy Agency
  • , I. BogdevitchAffiliated withResearch Institute for Soil Science and Agrochemistry
  • , V. KashparovAffiliated withUkrainian Institute of Agricultural Radiology
  • , N. SanzharovaAffiliated withRussian Institute of Agricultural Radiology and Radioecology

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Abstract

Radioactive contamination of the environment following the Chernobyl accident still provide a substantial impact on the population of affected territories in Belarus, Russia, and Ukraine. Reduction of population exposure can be achieved by performing remediation activities in these areas. Resulting from the IAEA Technical Co-operation Projects with these countries, the program ReSCA (Remediation Strategies after the Chernobyl Accident) has been developed to provide assistance to decision makers and to facilitate a selection of an optimized remediation strategy in rural settlements. The paper provides in-depth description of the program, its algorithm, and structure.