Radioactivity of game meat in Finland after the Chernobyl accident in 1986

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Published by Finnish Centre for Radiation and Nuclear Safety in Helsinki, Finland .

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  • Finland.

Subjects:

  • Radioactive contamination of food -- Finland.,
  • Wildlife as food -- Finland.

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Other titlesSTUK-A. 55 (Supplement 7)
StatementAino Rantavaara ... [et al.].
SeriesSTUK-A,, 62
ContributionsRantavaara, Aino., Säteilyturvakeskus (Finland)
Classifications
LC ClassificationsTX571.R3 R314 1988
The Physical Object
Pagination57, 5 p. :
Number of Pages57
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2142066M
ISBN 109514704932
LC Control Number88211746

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A study was carried out to assess the dose rates to game animals in Finland affected by the radioactive caesium deposition that occurred after the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine in The aim of this assessment was to obtain new information on the dose rates to mammals and birds under Finnish by: 3.

The accident at Chernobyl nuclear power plant in April will expose Finns to a total radiation dose of two millisieverts during 50 years. We receive a similar dose each year from radon.

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Radiation exposure was estimated using data from an extensive mobile dose rate by: 5. (Taylor et al., ). This ratio is similar to that observed in reindeer in northern Finland a few months after the Chernobyl accident (Rissanen et al., ).

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