Assessment of the Effect of Temporary Storage Sites for Radioactive Wastes on the Territory of the Russian Science Center Kurchatov Institute on the Population and the Environment

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The presence of nuclear objects in an urban environment, next to homes, always creates stress. The presence of the Russian Science Center Kurchatov Institute in Moscow confirms this. In this article, an attempt is made to show by a computational-analytical method the origin of this hazard, and the real radiation levels, additional to the natural background radiation, from the temporary storage sites are presented. It is shown that under the present conditions the contents of the temporary storage sites do not present any danger to the people living nearby.

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Translated from Atomnaya Energiya, Vol. 99, No. 2, pp. 152–159, August 2005.

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Novikov, V.M., Lagutov, V.V., Sazykina, T.G. et al. Assessment of the Effect of Temporary Storage Sites for Radioactive Wastes on the Territory of the Russian Science Center Kurchatov Institute on the Population and the Environment. At Energy 99, 588–595 (2005). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10512-005-0251-1

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Keywords

  • Radiation
  • Present Condition
  • Urban Environment
  • Temporary Storage
  • Radioactive Waste