Radioactive contamination of air, underlying surface, agriculture products and population exposure doses near the Novovoronezh NPP site: model computations

«Radiation and Risk», 2011, vol. 19, no. 1, pp.49-60


Gaziev I.Y. – Engineer. State Institution “Science-and-Production Association “Typhhon” (SI “SPA “Typhoon”), Obninsk. Contacts: 4 Pobeda str., Obninsk, Kaluga region, Russia, 249038. Tel.: (48439) 7-16-01; e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
Kryshev A.I. – Head of Lab., D. Sc., Biol. State Institution “Science-and-Production Association “Typhhon” (SI “SPA “Typhoon”), Obninsk.


Population exposure from the dose-forming nuclides contaminating air and underlying surface in the Novovoronezh NPP (NNPP) observation zone (OZ) is estimated in compliance with the Per-missible Releases Guidance (PR-98). For this purpose, the authors have developed and applied computerized procedures to solve the following problems: a) to compute OZ average annual air concentrations and land fallout of radionuclides occurring in NNPP releases; b) to estimate population exposure doses from the contamination of air, land and agriculture products with those nuclides. The mean annual effective dose for the OZ NNPP population is rather insignificant, 2.2·10-5 Sv.

Key words
Novovoronezh NPP, radionuclide concentrations, doses, risks.


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