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Radiation Doses and Effects
1.1 Radiation quantities and their units of measurement
1.2 Radiation effects
Nuclear Reactors
2.1 Chain reaction
2.2 Reactor operation
2.3 RBMK-1000 nuclear power units at Chernobyl
2.4 Measures to improve the safety of RBMK plants
Explosion
3.1 Eyewitness accounts
3.2 Causes of the accident
3.3 Countdown by seconds and minutes
3.4 Damage to the power plant
3.5 Extinguishing the fire
3.6 Initial reports of the accident
Radionuclide Releases
4.1 Release sequence and composition
4.2 Atmospheric transport
4.3 Releases and exposed population groups
4.10 Comparison with Tokaimura
5.2 Medical examinations
5.3 Iodine prophylaxis against thyroid cancer
5.4 Acute radiation syndrome initial diagnoses
5.5 Follow-up of patients with acute radiation syndrome
5.6 Transplantation of bone marrow and embryonic liver cells
5.7 Case histories
5.8 Medical centre in Chernobyl town
5.9 Liquidator certificates for benefit entitlements
Evacuation and Resettlement
6.1 Evacuation zones and populations
6.2 Pripyat
6.3 Evacuation of livestock
6.4 Resettlement
6.5 Returnees
6.6 Radiation phobia
Sarcophagus
7.1 Meteorological, geological and seismic conditions of the site
7.2 Cooling slab to prevent contamination of the ground water
7.3 Construction of the Sarcophagus
7.4 Status of the nuclear fuel
Nuclear Power Past and Future
8.1 Before Chernobyl
8.2 After Chernobyl
8.4 Major radiation accidents 1945–99
Dose Measurement and Estimation Methods
9.1 Military personnel doses
9.2 Group dose and itinerary dose
9.3 Thyroid and whole-body dosimetry
9.4 Electron paramagnetic resonance dosimetry with tooth enamel
9.5 Dosimetry based on chromosome aberrations
Population Doses
10.1 Natural and man-made background radiation
Contamination in Farming, Milk, Wild Animals and Fish
11.1 Exposure pathways
11.2 Evaluation of dose from ingestion of foods
11.4 Contamination in wild animals and fish
11.5 Temporary permissible food contamination levels in USSR
11.6 International recommendations for intervention levels
Decontamination
12.1 Decontamination sequence for the NPP area
12.2 Turbine hall roof
12.3 Radioactive waste disposal
12.4 Forests
12.5 Monitoring and decontamination of transport
12.6 Work of the Chemical Forces
12.7 Major problems
12.8 Post-accident studies on decontamination strategies
Water Contamination
13.1 Countermeasures
13.2 Contamination levels
Ground Contamination
14.4 Exclusion zone area of the Ukraine
Psychological Illness
15.1 Liquidators
15.2 Residents in contaminated territories
15.3 Atomic bomb survivors
Other Non-Malignant Diseases and Conditions
16.1 Atomic bomb survivors
16.2 Brain damage in utero and mental retardation
16.3 Reproductive health patterns
16.4 Haematological diseases
16.5 Thyroid diseases
16.6 Ocular disease
Cancer Risk Specification
17.1 Absolute risk
17.2 Relative risk and excess relative risk
17.3 Attributable fraction
17.4 Mortality ratio
17.5 Confidence interval and confidence limits
17.6 Prediction modelling
17.7 How does radiation cause cancer?
18.1 Incidence and mortality
18.2 Thyroid cancer
18.3 Leukaemia and other cancers
The Legasov Testament
19.1 My duty is to tell about this
Under the Star of Chernobyl
20.1 Origin of the names Polissya and Chernobyl
20.2 History
Glossary
References
Index
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