Improvement of modelling capabilities for assessing urban contamination: The EMRAS Urban Remediation Working Group

K. M. Thiessen*, B. Batandjieva, K. G. Andersson, A. Arkhipov, T. W. Charnock, F. Gallay, S. Gaschak, V. Golikov, W. T. Hwang, J. C. Kaiser, S. Kamboj, M. Steiner, J. Tomás, D. Trifunovic, C. Yu, R. L. Zelmer, B. Zlobenko

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Abstract

The Urban Remediation Working Group of the International Atomic Energy Agency's Environmental Modelling for Radiation Safety (EMRAS) programme was established to improve modelling and assessment capabilities for radioactively contaminated urban situations, including the effects of countermeasures. An example of the Working Group's activities is an exercise based on Chernobyl fallout data in Ukraine, which has provided an opportunity to compare predictions among several models and with available measurements, to discuss reasons for discrepancies, and to identify areas where additional information would be helpful.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1741-1744
Number of pages4
JournalApplied Radiation and Isotopes
Volume66
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2008

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The activities of the Working Group and preparation of this manuscript have been supported in part by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention under Contract no. 200-2006-15969, Task Order no. 2.

Keywords

  • Chernobyl
  • Countermeasures
  • Model testing
  • Radioactivity
  • Urban contamination

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