Exclusion zone Archive

  • Maps of Belarus radionuclide contamination after the Chernobyl accident

    Maps of Belarus radionuclide contamination after the Chernobyl accident

    The territory of Belarus badly affected after Chernobyl accident. Virtually all areas of the state have areas with elevated levels of radionuclide contamination. Present a map of modern-looking and radionuclide contamination of cesium-137 in the Republic of Belarus. Contamination of Minsk, Gomel, Brest, Mogilev regions of Belarus. Show the forecast values of the state territory of Belarus in 2016, 2046 and 2056, respectively, which gives an idea about changing radiological status of contaminated sites.

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  • The Marked Territory

    The Marked Territory

    The disaster of the nuclear plant in Chernobyl has permanently inscribed itself in the history of Ukraine and world, and the history of nuclear power. The twenty-fifth anniversary of those dramatic events provokes a reflection and questions about the further fate of the place that, due to a human error and technology, entered the sphere [...]

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  • Radioecology study on polluted territory

    Radioecology study on polluted territory

    different radiosensitivity of plant and animal species irradiation of natural biocenoses can bring to change ones species by others, to change of interspecific and intraspecific relations. Radiation and genetic changes appear in irradiated populations, natural mutative rate increases, it is occurring radiostability deviance on population level.

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  • Radiation Safety Terms and Definition

    Radiation Safety Terms and Definition

    Observation zone - Zone potentially affected by radioactive releases or discharges from a radiation-generating/nuclear facility and subject to monitoring of processes to ensure radiation safety of the radiation-generating or nuclear facility. Radioactive isotopes – Radioactive isotopes with identical numbers of protons in the nucleus, e.g., the following radioactive isotopes of iodine: Iodine-125, -127, -129, -131, -132, -133, etc.

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  • Photo of Przevalsky horse

    Photo of Przevalsky horse

    Wild horse inside Exclusion Zone nearby Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. Uniquer photo of wild animal. Przewalski horse on radioactive territory of Chernobyl

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  • Demographic parameters of a Przewalski horse population in the exclusion zone of the Chernobyl power plant

    Demographic parameters of a Przewalski horse population in the exclusion zone of the Chernobyl power plant

    The review about population of Przewalski horses is prepared by scientists-biologists (Zharkikh T.L. and Yasynetska N.I.). These scientists directly engaged in researches of these animals in the conditions of a Chernobyl Exclusion Zone and the Zone of Unconditional (obligatory) Resettlements. In 1998, the Biosphere Reserve Askania Nova launched a Programme on establishing a free-roaming population [...]

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  • Landscape of Chernobyl Exclution Zone

    Landscape of Chernobyl Exclution Zone

    Physical-geographical feature of the exclusion zone According to physicist-geographical zoning, Chernobyl NPP 30-km exclusion zone is referred to the Kiev Poless’e, that situated in south part of Poless’e province. Region is characterized by general gradient of surface from west and north-west on the east and south-east. Absolute marks are changed from 103 to 182 [...]

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  • Paskevych Sergiy – author chernobyl’s site

    Paskevych Sergiy – author chernobyl’s site

    Paskevych Sergiy The author of web-project “Chernobyl exclusion zone“ PhD. Senior research officer. Work place – Institute of Safety Problem Nuclear Power Plant NAS Ukraine. Chernobyl town. Contact email – redactor(dog)chornobyl.in.ua Scientific activiy – Study of factors affecting the environment during the exploitation of the “Shelter” object. Investigation of practical aspects of elimination of consequences of Chernobyl accidental release [...]

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  • Landscape Description of Chernobyl Exclution Zone

    Landscape Description of Chernobyl Exclution Zone

    Climate of Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, as a whole, is mild-continental with warm summer and mild winter. Presence of forests, ponds, reservoirs, bogs and settlements provides arising of local climatic conditions. In winter air temperature changes from -25 to +5 Celsius, average -6.

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  • Current state of the Red Forest

    Current state of the Red Forest

    A photo essay on the current state of the exclusion zone natural biocenosis, which has undergone the maximum radiation effect in 1986 due to the accumulation of fatal doses of radiation. In effect, this zone is known as the «Red forest». The page contains a large number of illustrative materials (pictures), demonstrating the representatives of flora [...]

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