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Change in Ecology and Biodiversity After a Nuclear Disaster in the Southern Urals

By V. E. Sokolov & D. A. Krivolutsky
February 1998
ISBN: 9546420387
228 pages, illustrated
$79.50 paper original

Contents: Introduction. Natural conditions and vegetation in the territory of the East Ural Radioactive Trace. Processes of Sr-90 migration in the environment after the Kysthym disaster. Distribution and migration of radionuclides in forests of the East Ural Radioactive Trace. Deliver of Sr-90 and Cs-137 to arboreal vegetation from the soil. Organism irradiation doses in the conditions of radioactive contamination of forest. Ecological and radiological aspects of the use of water basins of nuclear fuel cycle enterprises. Wild mammals in the polluted area. Avian ecology. Soil-dwelling animals in the territory of the East Ural Radioactive Trace. Analysis of ecological aftereffects of radiological contamination. Plutonium-239 in landscapes of the polluted zone. Some radioecological parallels--status of small mammal population in the radioactively polluted zone after the Chernobyl accident in Russia. Long-term biodiversity change after radioactive pollution. Conclusions. Literature.

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