Nuclear wastes in the Arctic : an analysis of Arctic and other regional impacts from Soviet nuclear contamination.

Nuclear wastes in the Arctic : an analysis of Arctic and other regional impacts from Soviet nuclear contamination.

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This report examines the environmental and human health impacts from wastes dumped into the Arctic and North Pacific regions, from nuclear contaminants discharged into these environments, and from radioactive releases from both past and future nuclear activities in the region. The report presents what is known and unknown about this waste and contamination and how it may affect public health. Because so many factors are involved and science cannot provide absolute answers to many questions, this study emphasizes the need for care, caution, awareness, and prudence. It also stresses the need for a stable and enduring institutional framework and international cooperation for long term observation and monitoring.Since many unknowns remain about the populations most vulnerable to the effects of radiation in the Arctic environment, it is not ... Periodically, the Nuclear Energy Agency reviews the continued suitability of ... There is not yet a clear answer to questions of what the future health and ecological impacts of nuclear wastes dumped in the Arctic and North Pacific will be. ... 13 This concept of ALARA stems from scientific consensus that it is unlikely that the presence or absence of a trueanbsp;...


Title:Nuclear wastes in the Arctic : an analysis of Arctic and other regional impacts from Soviet nuclear contamination.
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Publisher:DIANE Publishing - 1995
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