Period: 2003 – 2004
Customer: Texas Tech University, USA
Project objective: study characteristics of urban areas’ potential radioactive contamination that may be caused by radiation accidents or terrorist attacks involving “dirty” weapons; develop and test the models used to assess potential risks for the public and environment.
Scope of work:
- digital reconstruction of the town of Prypyat and development of a database using the capabilities of thre global positioning system, further integration into a geoinformational system (GIS);
- spectrometry of the urban areas’ elements using a mobile spectrometer with germanium detector;
- measuring the levels of radionuclides content in soils near buildings, in parks, on lawns, etc.;
- dosimetry of various internal sections and levels of buildings;
- researching the boundaries of the radioactive release’s north trace going along the eastern part of the town;
- development and testing of the model, comparison of the modeling results with the real contamination of the town of Prypyat that was described within the project framework.
- model of a spread of radioactive materials in urban areas;
- results of testing the model under the conditions of the town of Prypyat;
- results of shielding effects modeling for the components of urban landscape under the conditions of radioactivity spread;
- forecast models used to assess radiation doses, public health, and ecological risks emerged as a result of urban areas radioactive contamination.
- maps of Prypyat radioactive contamination.
Mykhailo D. Bondarkov
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