Radionuclides produced by past nuclear weapon test explosions comprise the largest source of anthropogenic radioactivity released into the earth's atmosphere to date. This volume presents data and models about the fate of the released radionuclides and their possible effects on human health. It is divided into the following three parts:
- Source Term Studies;
- Dose Reconstruction;
- Ecological and Health Effects,
and comprises both Western and formerly secret Soviet research studies, illuminates past and current research.
INTRODUCTION: Scope-Radtest:RADioactivity from Nuclear TEST Explosions: The Human and Environmental Consequences. OVERVIEW: of the Proceedings and Papers of the NATO/SCOPE-RADTEST ARW in Vienna. SOURCE TERM STUDIES: SELECTED PAPERS. Some Characteristics of Atmospheric Nuclear Tests at the USSR Test Sites (1949-62). The Nevada Test Site Underground Radionuclide Source-Term Inventory. DOSE RECONSTRUCTION: SELECTED PAPERS AND ABSTRACTS. Long-range Atmospheric Transport of Radioactive Products from Nuclear Explosions Conducted in the USA, USSR, France and China after 1963. Methodological Approaches to the Reconstruction of Radioactive Fallout Patterns and Radiation Burdens from Nuclear Explosions. Radionuclides Deposition over Territories Adjusting to the Semipalatinsk Test Site according to the Data of Geophysical Surveys of the 60s and the 90s. A Model for Cloud Movement and Fallout Estimation from a Nuclear Explosion. Assessment of Internal Radiation Dose from the Fallout of Nuclear Explosions. Overview of the Department of Energys Off-Site Radiation Exposure Review Project (ORERP). Historical Estimates of External gamma Exposure and Collective External gamma Exposure from Testing at the Nevada Test Site. II. Test Series After Hardtack II, 1958, and Summary. Estimates of Fallout in the Continental U.S. From Nevada Wapons Testing Based on Gummed-Film Monitoring Data. Models of Radioiodine Transport to Populations Within the Continental U.S.. External Exposure Estimates for Individuals Near the Nevada Test Site. Assessment of the Potential Radiological Impact of Residual Contamination in the Maralinga and Emu Areas (Abstract). ECOLOGICAL AND HEALTH CONSEQUENCES: SELECTED PAPERS AND ASTRACTS. Semipalatinsk and North Test Sites in the USSR: Integrated Program of Radiation and Ecological Researches on Environmental Consequences of Nuclear Tests. The Radiological Consequences for the Fomer USSR Population from Nuclear Testing: Input Information, Models, Dose and Risk Estimates. Radiological Consequences of Global Fallout of Nuclear Explosion Products on CIS Territories (1966-1986 period). Radioactive Contamination from Nuclear Fallout and Health Evaluation in China. Mortality and Cancer Incidence 1952-1990 in UK Participants in the UK Atmospheric Nuclear Weapons Tests and Experimental Programmes. NRPB-R266. 1993. (Abstract)