Radiological Conditions at the Semipalatinsk Test Site, Kazakhstan:
Preliminary Assessment and Recommendations for Further Study

Radiological Assessment Reports Series 3

Subject Classification: 0609-Radiation protection

English STI/PUB/1063; (ISBN:92-0-104098-9); 43 pp.; 10 figures; € 14.50; Date Published: 1998

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This report presents the findings of a study of the current radiological conditions at the former nuclear test site at Semipalatinsk, Kazakhstan, conducted by a team of international experts under the auspices of the IAEA at the request of the Government of Kazakhstan. The objectives of the study were to assess the current and potential future radiation doses to the residents of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site area and adjacent settlements, to advise on remedial action, where appropriate, and to recommend whether further radiological evaluation of the area is warranted. Contents: 1. Summary; 2. The Semipalatinsk test site; 3. Background; 4. Programme of IAEA assistance; 5. Perspective on global nuclear weapons testing; 6. Radiological conditions at the Semipalatinsk test site; 7. Estimates of present and future doses to persons in and around the test site; 8. Radiation protection criteria; 9. Conclusions and recommendations; Appendix: Method of assessing radiation doses.

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