Radiation accidents in the Southern Urals (1949-1967) and human genome damage.

  title={Radiation accidents in the Southern Urals (1949-1967) and human genome damage.},
  author={Valery N. Soyfer},
  journal={Comparative biochemistry and physiology. Part A, Molecular & integrative physiology},
  volume={133 3},
  • Valery N. Soyfer
  • Published 2002 in
    Comparative biochemistry and physiology. Part A…
A series of radioactive catastrophes (from 1948 to 1967) in the Southern Urals in the USSR led to intensive environmental contamination. Radioactive wastes were dispersed over the 20000 km(2) territory of four provinces-Chelyabinsk, Sverdlovsk, Tyumen' and Kurgan-due to the activity of the military facility that was built in 1948 for the production of nuclear bomb plutonium. The results of 50 years of investigations into the consequences of these disasters allow a general picture of the events… CONTINUE READING