Contamination of the Northern Oceans from Releases of Radioactivity from the Former Soviet Union

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During the Cold War the handling of Soviet military nuclear wastes was a classified topic--kept secret to hide the status and readiness of Soviet military forces. Following the end of the Cold War information about the handling of nuclear wastes by agencies of the Former Soviet Union (FSU) became available. The US Government response to the disclosure of disposal of radioactive wastes into the Arctic Ocean and into rivers that drain into the Arctic Ocean was the finding of the Arctic Nuclear Waste Assessment Program (ANWAP) in the Office of Naval Research (ONR). Projects were aided by ANWAP to study ... continued below

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Gomez, Leo S. June 4, 1999.

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    Publisher Info: Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM, and Livermore, CA
    Place of Publication: Albuquerque, New Mexico

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During the Cold War the handling of Soviet military nuclear wastes was a classified topic--kept secret to hide the status and readiness of Soviet military forces. Following the end of the Cold War information about the handling of nuclear wastes by agencies of the Former Soviet Union (FSU) became available. The US Government response to the disclosure of disposal of radioactive wastes into the Arctic Ocean and into rivers that drain into the Arctic Ocean was the finding of the Arctic Nuclear Waste Assessment Program (ANWAP) in the Office of Naval Research (ONR). Projects were aided by ANWAP to study the behavior, transport, and fate of radionuclides in the Arctic Ocean. One of the research teams, the Risk Assessment Integration Group (RAIG) assessed the potential risks to humans and to the environment, particularly in the US Alaskan Arctic.

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INIS; OSTI as DE00007229

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  • 11th International Congress of Radiation Research (ICRR), Dublin (IE), 07/18/1999--07/23/1999

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  • Report No.: SAND98-1920C
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 7229
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc703312

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Gomez, Leo S. Contamination of the Northern Oceans from Releases of Radioactivity from the Former Soviet Union, article, June 4, 1999; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc703312/: accessed August 15, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.