Effects of the Chernobyl accident on radioactive contamination of groundwater utilized for water supply
[en]According to the notions of classic hydrogeology, the groundwaters of deep-laying aquifers were considered to be safely protected against various external contaminants, due to high sorption properties of aeration zone soils, regional distribution of aquitards, and very long periods of ground water formation. Contamination of upper subsurface aquifer and a part of artesian aquifers is exclusively significant in Chernobyl exclusion zone characterized by high levels of surface contamination with radionuclides
Primary SubjectSPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS (C5221)
Secondary SubjectENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES (B3210)
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. 349-356; International conference on one decade after Chernobyl: Summing up the consequences of the accident; Vienna (Austria); 8-12 Apr 1996; 7 figs.
Country/OrganizationInternational Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Descriptors (DEI)CHERNOBYLSK-4 REACTOR, CONTAMINATION, DRINKING WATER, ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS, ENVIRONMENTAL EXPOSURE PATHWAY, GROUND WATER, RADIONUCLIDE MIGRATION, REACTOR ACCIDENTS
Descriptors (DEC)ACCIDENTS, ENRICHED URANIUM REACTORS, ENVIRONMENTAL TRANSPORT, GRAPHITE MODERATED REACTORS, HYDROGEN COMPOUNDS, LWGR TYPE REACTORS, MASS TRANSFER, OXYGEN COMPOUNDS, POWER REACTORS, REACTORS, THERMAL REACTORS, WATER, WATER COOLED REACTORS