[en]International Union of Radioecology (UIR) main objective, as NGO and international scientific association of more than 500 members working in 255 organizations from 37 different countries, is to encourage the exchange of information and expertise in the field of radioecology, particularly in case of major accidental release of radioactive materials, such as the Chernobyl accident (1986 April, 26th) which based the problem of a contamination on a large scale. This primary objective of UIR is not restricted to information on the transfer of important radionuclides in the environment but includes information which can aid in understanding the impact of radiation exposure on populations of living organisms and ecosystems. The response of UIR to the Chernobyl accidental situation occurred in various members taking advantage of the structure and the potential of the organization
Primary SubjectSPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS (C5221)
Secondary SubjectENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES (B3110)
SourceEuropean Commission (CEC), Brussels (Belgium); International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna (Austria); World Health Organization, Geneva (Switzerland); 699 p; ISSN 1011-4289; ; Sep 1997; p. 491-496; International conference on one decade after Chernobyl: Summing up the consequences of the accident; Vienna (Austria); 8-12 Apr 1996; 14 refs.
Country/OrganizationInternational Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Descriptors (DEI)AGRICULTURE, ANIMALS, BIOLOGICAL RADIATION EFFECTS, ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS, INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION, PLANTS, RADIATION MONITORING, RADIOACTIVITY, REMEDIAL ACTION
Descriptors (DEC)BIOLOGICAL EFFECTS, COOPERATION, MONITORING, RADIATION EFFECTS