Radiobiological effects in organisms of plants and animals exposed to ionizing irradiation in the Chernobyl NPP zone
[en]Influence of ionizing radiation on forest ecosystems most clearly revealed itself near the Chernobyl NPP (ChNPP), were magnitudes of absorbed doses reached 'lethal' values, as applied to conifers. Main contribution to absorbed dose was due to beta-radiation of short-living radionuclides. To largest extent the radiobiological effects appeared at injured plantations of pines and firs. Nevertheless, during the first year maximum absorbed doses influenced also on leaf-bearing trees (birch, alder, asp) which then rehabilitated themselves completely
Primary SubjectRADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGANISMS AND BIOLOGICAL MATERIALS (C1400)
Secondary SubjectRADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGANISMS AND BIOLOGICAL MATERIALS (C1300), RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGANISMS AND BIOLOGICAL MATERIALS (C2100)
Source/ReportEuropean Commission (CEC), Brussels (Belgium); International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna (Austria); World Health Organization, Geneva (Switzerland); 699 p; ISSN 1011-4289; ; Sep 1997; p. 258-265; International conference on one decade after Chernobyl: Summing up the consequences of the accident; Vienna (Austria); 8-12 Apr 1996; 3 tabs.
Country/OrganizationInternational Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Descriptors (DEI)ANIMALS, BIOLOGICAL RADIATION EFFECTS, CHERNOBYLSK-4 REACTOR, DOSE RATES, ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS, FORESTS, IONIZING RADIATIONS, PLANTS, REACTOR ACCIDENTS
Descriptors (DEC)ACCIDENTS, BIOLOGICAL EFFECTS, ENRICHED URANIUM REACTORS, GRAPHITE MODERATED REACTORS, LWGR TYPE REACTORS, POWER REACTORS, RADIATION EFFECTS, RADIATIONS, REACTORS, THERMAL REACTORS, WATER COOLED REACTORS