The Human Health Effects of Radioactive Smoke from a Catastrophic Wildfire in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone : A Worst Case Scenario

  title={The Human Health Effects of Radioactive Smoke from a Catastrophic Wildfire in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone : A Worst Case Scenario},
  author={Aaron Hohl and Andrew Niccolai and Chad Oliver and Dmytro Melnychuk and Sergiy Zibtsev and Johann Georg Goldammer and Volodymyr Gulidov},
The health implications of a potential catastrophic wildfire in the Ukrainian portion of the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone (CEZ) on populations living and working beyond the CEZ are assessed. The complete analysis consists of four linked submodels: a source model, a transport model, an exposure model, and a cancer risk model. As a worst case scenario, it is assumed that a fire would consume the biomass of pine forests and former agricultural lands and release any associated radionuclides into the… CONTINUE READING


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