Research Results

Research Results
In 2013 RIR was engaged in two important areas of research within the framework of the "Belarusian State Program on Overcoming the Consequences of the Chernobyl Accident for 2011-2015 and for the period up to year 2020":
 Implementation of radiation protection and targeted protective measures, and
 Social and economic development of the affected territories.
This work resulted in some major developments and outcomes, including:
 Definition of transfer factors (for the first time ever) and conservative estimation of 241Am and 238,239+240Pu transfer into milk of cows in soil–to–milk and feed–to–milk chain systems, as well as those from soil into some types of crop products;
 Field experiments on highly contaminated lands and estimates of annual inhalation radiation doses received by agricultural workers from cesium-137 and transuranic elements (241Am and 238,239,240Pu) in different agricultural practices;
 Database on the lands excluded from agricultural use after the Chernobyl disaster;
 The tool developed for keeping records of the excluded lands with the use of GIS technology;
 Long-term protective measures to reduce internal exposures from strontium-90 in critical groups of population;
 Improved model developed for forecasting 137Cs and 90Sr transfer into farm produce and risk assessment of potential radionuclide concentrations in produced food;
 Overall assessment of effectiveness of efforts implemented in 2012 in the framework of the State Chernobyl Program in Gomel, Minsk, Grodno, Vitebsk and Mogilyov regions of Belarus;
 Evaluation of radiation situation in the affected localities of Gomel and Mogilyov regions for revision of their radiation status through regulatory decisions;
 On-site tests of mixed feed-concentrates for livestock with introduction of dehydrated sapropel of carbonate type from Pribolovichy Field of Lelchitsy district;
 Recommendations for authorities on rational use of local mineral resources in radionuclide-contaminated districts of Gomel region, developed in the light of increasing demands of local agriculture in minerals, and promoting innovative development of natural resources in the areas under recovery;
 Recommendations for cultivation of potato varieties, oats of different filmness, sweet clover, and sainfoin on radioactively contaminated lands;
 Recommendations for optimizing mineral nutrition of young livestock kept in private holdings and farms located on contaminated territories.
Under the State Program "Scientific support of development of nuclear power in the Republic of Belarus for 2009-2010 and for the period up to 2020" and within the scope of its assignment: "Create a new decision-support system for emergency response to radiation emergencies associated with nuclear facilities in the Republic of Belarus", we developed the "Concept of Analytical Centre for Expert and Scientific-Methodological Support of Emergency Responders" and took part in development of the external emergency plan of the Belarusian NPP by elaborating important scientifically grounded propositions on its structure and contents.
In 2013, RIR also took part in environmental surveys carried out in order to elaborate sound Project documentation and primary Operating documentation for construction of Belarusian NPP. Under the contract between RIR and Russian company NIAEP (http://www.niaep.ru/wps/wcm/connect/niaep/site.eng/) we implemented radioecological assessments of the site’s actual background contamination levels and development of a radiation monitoring program to monitor the agro-ecosystems in the area of the Belarusian NPP site. бесплатно шаблоны dle 10 на сайте newtemplates.ru и скачать фильмы у нас на сайте есть скачать игры бесплатно бесплатно