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Chernobyl Hot Particles: A Review ofCIS Soil-to-Plant Transfer Studies - RP0219

The project will make full use of data generated by scientist in the CIS (and perhaps elsewhere) on the behaviorof hot particles in soils through preparing a writen review of information distilled directly from those scientist. The review will be prepared with a view to publication in the open literature.
The final objective is to gain an understanding of the behaviour of hot particles in agricultural soils both in the short and long term, and to produce data to support decision-making following a nuclear accident, particularly with respect to providing advice on the potential collective radiation dose to consumers of agricultural products and the need, or otherwise, for intervention measures. However, one must appreciate that particles released in any future accidents may differ from those released by Chernobyl.
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 1994

To: 1995

Cost: £37,290
Contractor / Funded Organisations
AEA Technology, Consultancy Services