Event commemorating the
of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster
United Nations Development Programme
“The Human Consequences of the Chernobyl Nuclear accident- A Strategy
for Recovery” … contains the findings of a study
commissioned by UNDP, UNICEF, UN-OCHA and WHO in 2002 on the living
conditions of people in the affected areas. Assessments were based on
rigorous analysis drawn from numerous interviews, Mission
observations, discussions and research papers from local experts.
“Belarus: Restore a Water Ecosystem” describes
environmental recovery in Europe's largest wetlands and UNDP
activities in this area.
“How to Save the Black Sea” article written by Laurence Mee,
a visiting professor of Marine Policy at the University of Plymouth,
UK, describes a “Black Sea Action Plan” that is the result of
co-operation between six Black Sea countries. The reservoirs in the
Dnieper River still contain large amounts of radioactive material
ready to be released into the Black Sea.
“An Appraisal of the Chernobyl Dyke Project on the Pripiat River”,
written by Samuel Lepicard’s in the “Risk & Prevention” magazine,
explains how the Chernobyl Dyke reduced the radioactive impact caused
by spring floodings, which transported high radioactive material from
areas surrounding the Chernobyl plant into the Pripiat River.
The Chernobyl Tissue Bank… was jointly funded by the European
Commission, World Health Organization, the National Cancer Institute of
the USA, and the Sasakawa Memorial Health Foundation of Japan and is
aimed at helping scientists all over the world research increased
incidences of thyroid cancer in the Chernobyl areas.
Medical relief for children through the development of Health
Telematics explains how medical examinations of about 210,000
children, performed within the framework of the WHO International
Programme on the Health Effects of the Chernobyl Accident (IPHECA) and
Chernobyl Sasakawa Project in the three affected countries, have shown
a significant increase in the incidence of childhood thyroid diseases,
including thyroid cancer.
Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation
Contains a variety of UNSCEAR Reports and Annexes.
International Atomic Energy Agency
The Chernobyl Forum is an IAEA’s initiative launched in
2003 with the participation of international organizations from the
UN family and representatives of the three affected countries. The
initiative aims to generate consensual statements on the health
effects attributable to radiation exposure, provide advice on health
care programmes and consider the necessity for continued research.
“One Decade After Chernobyl: Summing up the consequences of the
accident” includes a summary of results for the Joint EC/IAEA/WHO
International Conference. It provides analysis of cancer cases
attributable to the Chernobyl accident and possibilities of
rehabilitating the exclusion zone.
“Chernobyl Shelter Fund, Shelter Implementation Plan”
provides pictures and information on both the Shelter construction
around the wrecked Chernobyl Unit 4 and the actual conditions of the
Ministry of Ukraine of Emergencies
contains different facts about Chernobyl and its
consequences, affected countries, on-line forums, and database of
European Bank of
Reconstruction and Development
“Chernobyl Shelter Design Nears Completion” A tender for
construction for the new Shelter, perhaps the largest moveable
structure ever to be built, may be issued later in 2003, says Vince
Novak, director of EBRD's Nuclear Safety Department, which manages the
Chernobyl Shelter Fund (CSF) and the Shelter Implementation Plan, whose
cost is estimated at $768 million. The article provides cost and
technical concepts for the new confinement.
Nuclear Energy Agency
- includes assessments of the NEA Conference
“Chernobyl: Ten years of Radiological and Health Impact” .
Health Impact describes late, acute, psychological and
social health effects of the Chernobyl accident.
Agricultural and Environmental Impacts introduces the
agricultural countermeasures needed to avoid human exposure to the
radioactive Chernobyl contamination. It describes forest and water
protection through forest management and fixation of radiocaesium in
Dose Estimates introduces facts about the thyroid gland
radioactive doses and the whole-body doses.
Potential Residual Risks discusses potential radioactive
risks that could be caused by prolong use of a temporary constructed
shelter and release of radioactive materials from large quantities of
Shutdown of the Chernobyl Plant introduces facts related to the
shutdown of the Chernobyl nuclear plant. Among them are storage of
used fuel and waste packages, treatment of solid wastes and
construction of the shelter.
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