Publishing house Springer planned to issue 3 volume set «Behavior of Radionuclides in the Environment». There are summarized scientific results of researches of the environment contamination consequences as a result of 3 biggest in human history radiation accidents – at Mayak plant (1957), Chornobyl NPP (1986) and Fukushima Daiichi NPP (2011). The second Volume “Chornobyl” was published in June 2020 (https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9789811535673).
The book reviews major research achievements concerning the behavior of Chernobyl-derived radionuclides, including their air transport and resuspension, mobility and bioavailability in the soil-water environment, vertical and lateral migration in soils and sediments, soil-to-plant and soil-to-animal transfer, and water-to-aqueous biota transfer. The long-term dynamics of radionuclides in aquatic ecosystems are also discussed, in particular, the heavily contaminated cooling pond of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, which is in the process of being decommissioned.
This book features a wealth of original data and findings, many of which have never been published before, or were not available internationally. The contributing authors are experts from Ukraine, Russia and Belarus with more than 30 years of experience investigating Chernobyl-derived radionuclides in the environment.
Researchers of the Institute for Safety Problems of NPP of the NAS of Ukraine were authors of 3 chapters of the book, among them: academician of the UAAS, professor Borys Prister; corresponding member of the NAS of Ukraine, professor Anatolii Nosovskyi; ScD, professor Yevhen Garger; ScD, senior researcher Mykola Talerko; PhD in geogr. sciences, senior researcher Tetiana Lev.
The content presented here can help to predict the evolution of environmental contamination following a nuclear accident, and specifically the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident.