Remediation of Contaminated Environments

Remediation of Contaminated Environments

1st Edition - May 12, 2009

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  • Editors: G. Voigt, S. Fesenko
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080914152
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780080448626

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Remediation of Contaminated Environments summarises - amongst other things - what happened to the people and environment around Chernobyl (and other nuclear sites) and what measures need to be taken in future in the event of nuclear accidents etc. plus it has a very important and currently topical use in detailing what to do in the event of a terrorist dirty bomb attack on a city.

Key Features

  • Remediation, including characterization of contaminated sites; safety requirements; remediation planning; effectiveness of individual measures in different environments; social, ethical and economic considerations; application of modern decision aiding technologies
  • Applicable to different categories of contaminated environments and contaminants, comprising areas contaminated by radiation accidents and incidents, nuclear weapon tests, natural radionuclides associated with nuclear fuel cycle, fossil material mining and gas and oil production
  • Associated side effects (environmental and social) and human based remediation measures, comprising perception of this activity by the population; with particular regard to stakeholders and population involvement in making decisions on environmental safety and remediation of contaminated sites


Nuclear industry staff, and environmentalists involved in remediation of the environment

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
    S.Fesenko, and G. Voigt
    1. International approaches to remediation of territorial radioactive contamination
    A.J. González
    2. Site characterisation and measurement strategies for remediation purposes
    S. Fesenko, L. Zeiller, and G. Voigt
    3. Decision - aiding tools for remediation strategies
    V. Shershakov, S. Fesenko, I. Kryshev, and N. Semioshkina
    4. Remediation of areas contaminated after radiation accidents
    R. M. Alexakhin
    5. Remediation of sites contaminated by nuclear weapon tests in the Marshall Islands and Australia
    P.R. Danesi
    6. Remediation as part of the decommissioning of nuclear facilities
    E. Falck, R. Seitz, M. Pearl, M. Audet, P. Schmidt, and H.M. Fernandes
    7. Remediation Planning of Uranium Mining and Milling Facilities: The PriDneperovsky Chemical Plant Complex in Ukraine
    O. Voitsekhovych, and T. Lavrova
    8. Principles and technologies for remediation of uranium-contaminated environments
    Yong-Guan Zhu, and Bao-Dong Chen
    9. Effectiveness of remedial techniques for environments contaminated by artificial radionuclides
    K.G. Andersson, and P. Roos
    10. Environmental, social, ethical and economic aspects of remediation
    D. Oughton, I. Bay-Larsen, and G. Voigt
    Concluding remarks
    G. Voigt, and S. Fesenko

Product details

  • No. of pages: 496
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier Science 2009
  • Published: May 12, 2009
  • Imprint: Elsevier Science
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080914152
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780080448626

About the Series Volume Editors

G. Voigt

Affiliations and Expertise

International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, Austria

S. Fesenko

Affiliations and Expertise

International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, Austria

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