Radioactive Particles in the Environment

  • Deborah H. Oughton
  • Valery Kashparov
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Sources and Characterisation

    1. Ole Christian Lind, Brit Salbu, Koen Janssens, Kristof Proost, Pier Roberto Danesi
      Pages 57-67
    2. Vasyl Yoschenko, Valery Kashparov, Svyatoslav Levchuk, Semen Lundin, Valentin Protsak, Yuri Khomutinin et al.
      Pages 69-89
  3. Ecosystem Transfer

    1. Sven P. Nielsen, Per Roos, Henning Dahlgaard, Svend K. Olsen, Jussi Jernström, Mats Eriksson
      Pages 93-109
    2. Alexander Bolsunovsky
      Pages 111-121
    3. Valery Kashparov, Noureddine Ahamdach, Svyatoslav Levchuk, Vasyl Yoschenko, Sergey Fesenko, Igore Maloshtan
      Pages 139-156
    4. Svyatoslav Levchuk, Vasyl Yoschenko, Valery Kashparov, Nathalie Van Meir, Christophe Ardois, Dmitriy Bugaï
      Pages 157-167
    5. Viachaslau Zabrotski, Aliaksandr Dutau, Yuri Bondar
      Pages 179-184
  4. Databases, Platforms and Measurement Techniques

    1. Marina Zhurba, Valery Kashparov, Noureddine Ahamdach, Brit Salbu, Vasyl Yoschenko, Svyatolslav Levchuk
      Pages 187-195
    2. Roy Pöllänen, Tero Karhunen, Teemu Siiskonen, Harri Toivonen, Andreas Pelikan
      Pages 209-220
    3. Vladislav Mironov, Sergey Pribylev, Vladislav Zhuravkov, Janna Matusevich, Michael Hotchkis, David Child
      Pages 221-232
  5. Biological Uptake and Risk Assessment

    1. Jim T. Smith, Alexei V. Konoplev, Oleg V. Voitsekhovitch, Gennady V. Laptev
      Pages 249-258
    2. Vasyl Yoschenko, Valery Kashparov, Mykola Lazarev
      Pages 259-267

About these proceedings


Radioactive particles have been released to the environment from a number of sources, including nuclear weapon tests, nuclear accidents and discharges from nuclear installations. Particle characteristics influence the mobility, biological uptake and effects of radionuclides, hence information on these characteristics is essential for assessing environmental impact and risks. This publication presents a series of papers covering sources and source term characterisation, methodologies for characterizing particles, and the impact of particles on the behaviour of radioactive particles in the environment. Sources covered include the Chernobyl accident, nuclear weapons accidents at Thule and Palomares accident, the discharges from Dounreay and Krashnoyarsk, and depleted uranium in Kosovo and Kuwait. The overall aim is that an increased understanding of particle characteristics and behavior will help to reduce some of the uncertainties in environmental impact and risk assessment for particle contaminated areas.


Chernobyl Chernobyl accident Depleted Uranium Environmental NATO Nuclear Accidents Plutonium Radioactive particles Science Security Sub-Series C Uran migration

Editors and affiliations

  • Deborah H. Oughton
    • 1
  • Valery Kashparov
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Plant and Environmental SciencesNorwegian University of Life SciencesAasNorway
  2. 2.Ukrainian Institute of Agricultural Radiology (UIAR)Kiev RegionUkraine

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