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Atomic Energy

, Volume 103, Issue 6, pp 965–978 | Cite as

Radioecological problems of rehabilitating Arctic seas

  • A. A. Sarkisov
  • V. L. Vysotskii
  • Yu. V. Sivintsev
  • V. S. Nikitin
Article

Abstract

Systematized information on nuclear and radiation hazardous objects scuttled in the seas of the Western Arctic-nuclear powered submarines, objects with and without spent nuclear fuel, the reactor bays of nuclear powered submarines, a nuclear powered icebreaker, and solid radioactive wastes-is presented. Together with technical data, the results of ranking objects according to their degree of radiation hazard, information on the status of the radioecological conditions at the scuttling sites, information about the effectiveness of existing protective barriers impeding the flow of radioactive substances into the surrounding seas is presented. An assessment is made of possible variants for rehabilitating sea water areas, including keeping scuttled objects on the sea bottom, raising such objects, salvaging and re-disposal at great depths taking account of international requirements and Russian normative and legal base.

Keywords

Bitumen Radioactive Waste Spend Fuel Barge Radioactive Contamination 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. A. Sarkisov
    • 1
  • V. L. Vysotskii
    • 1
  • Yu. V. Sivintsev
    • 2
  • V. S. Nikitin
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute for the Safe Development of Atomic EnergyRussia
  2. 2.Russian Science Center Kurchatov InstituteRussia
  3. 3.NIPTB OnegaRussia

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