[en]The time of the year (April, May) when the fallout occurred, had influence on the consequences. In spring no animals were out grazing and almost no standing crops could receive direct surface contamination. However, uptake and the transfer in the semi-natural ecosystem became considerable important. In semi-natural ecosystems, soils often have a low mineral content and very little clay and this usually means less findings of the radiocaesium. Even before the Chernobyl accident occurred, it was known that the root uptake of radiocaesium in a semi-natural ecosystem was higher than average in agricultural ecosystems
Primary SubjectSPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS (C5221)
Secondary SubjectENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES (B3110), SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS (C5100)
SourceEuropean Commission (CEC), Brussels (Belgium); International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna (Austria); World Health Organization, Geneva (Switzerland); 699 p; ISSN 1011-4289; ; Sep 1997; p. 114-123; International conference on one decade after Chernobyl: Summing up the consequences of the accident; Vienna (Austria); 8-12 Apr 1996; 17 refs, 1 tab.
Country/OrganizationInternational Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Descriptors (DEI)CATTLE, DECONTAMINATION, ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS, FALLOUT DEPOSITS, GLOBAL FALLOUT, GRAZING, RADIATION PROTECTION, REMEDIAL ACTION, SOILS, UKRAINE
Descriptors (DEC)ANIMALS, CLEANING, DOMESTIC ANIMALS, EASTERN EUROPE, EUROPE, FALLOUT, FEEDING, MAMMALS, RUMINANTS, VERTEBRATES