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Effectiveness of Soil-Based Remedial Measures in Reducing Radionuclide Uptake by Crops - RP0218

Using data from Chernobyl affected areas of the Ukraine, a comparision will be made between the predictions of the effectiveness of soil treatments for different soils, from laboratory based experiments, and the observed results. At the same time, a detailed evaluation of empirical models used in the Ukrain to assess the effectiveness of soil treatments will be under taken as part of JSP1. The project aims to bring the two areas of work together to produce a comprehensive comparision between the approaches of the Ukraine and the NRPB, and a detailed review of models with emphasis on their potential validity to the UK situation.
To assess the approaches taken in the CIS to predict the effectiveness of soil-based countermeasures in terms of their applicability to the UK situation.
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 1994

To: 1995

Cost: £55,225
Contractor / Funded Organisations
National Radiological Protection Board