Radiation monitoring in the Russian Arctic

Updated 2001-03-20

During 2000, observations under the framework of control of radioactive contamination were continued at 34 sites of the State System of Radiation Monitoring in the Russian Arctic. At all stations, daily monitoring of exposure dose strength of gamma emissions, and daily sampling of radioactive fallout from the atmosphere to determine total beta-activity are conducted. At sites in Arkhangelsk, Naryan-Mar, Salekhard, Murmansk, Dikson Island, Zhelaniya Cape, Kheis Island and Kandalaksha, sampling of atmospheric aerosols and precipitation was performed for specific radioisotopic analysis, including determination of tritium. Samples of surface water for determination of levels of 90-Sr and tritium were collected at radioactive contamination control stations in the mouth regions of the largest rivers of the Russian Arctic (Severnaya Dvina, Pechora, Mezen, Ob, Yenisey, Khatanga, Indigirka). 26 samples were collected for this purposes in 2000. Samples for determination of 90-Sr in seawater were collected at relevant sites in the Barents Sea and White Sea.

This is a National Implementation Plan (NIP) project

Time frame

Status
Ongoing
Project time span
not specified
Data collection
not specified
Data processing
not specified
Data reporting
not specified

Contact information

Contact person
Yuri S. Tsaturov
Address
Russian Federal Service for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring Novovagankovsky Street 12 123242 Moscow Russia
Phone
+7 095 252 24 29
Fax
+7 095 255 24 00
Email
ur.mocem@vorutast

Parameters and Media

Parameter groups measured/observed/modelled
Radionuclides
Media sampled/studied/modelled
Air/aerosol
Precipitation/snow
Seawater/suspended particulate matter

Geography

Regions studied
Russia
Stations or areas where observations are made

(all coordinates in degrees minutes) Coastal sites: Nikel (69 25 N, 30 11 E) Ura-guba (69 17 N, 32 48 E) Dalniye Zelentsy (69 07 N, 36 04 E) Cape Svyatoy Nos (68 08 N, 39 46 E) Intsy (65 58 N, 40 13 E) Kanin Nos (68 39 N, 43 18 E) Tobseda (68 33 N, 52 15 E) Khodovarikha (68 56 N, 53 46 E) Chernaya (68 00 N, 57 25 E) Varandey (69 49 N, 58 01 E) Korotaikha (68 48 N, 61 26 E) Mezen (65 52 N, 44 13 E) Kem-port (64 59 N, 34 48 E) Severodvinsk (64 35 N, 39 47 E) Unskiy Mayak (64 50 N, 38 24 E) Kego (64 32 N, 40 28 E) Zimnegorskiy Mayak (65 28 N, 39 44 E) Mud'yug (64 51 N, 40 17 E) Zhizhgin (65 12 N, 36 49 E) Amderma (69 46 N, 61 41 E) Tiksi (71 40 N, 128 50 E) Pevek (69 42 N, 170 15 E) Krasnoarmeyskiy (69 33 N, 172 02 E) Island sites: Barentsburg (Spitzbergen) (78 04 N, 14 15 E) Morzhovets Island (White Sea) (66 43 N, 42 29 E) Bugrino (Kolguev Island) (68 48 N, 49 20 E) Uedineniya Island (77 30 N, 82 14 E) Wrangel Island (70 59 N, 178 29 E) Karmaguly (Novaya Zemlya Island) Cape Zhelaniya (Novaya Zemlya Island) (76 57 N, 68 33 E) Sites within 100 km of Kola NPP: Apatity (67 33 N, 33 21 E) Pulozero (68 21 N, 33 18 E) Umba (66 40 N, 34 20 E) Zasheek (67 24 N, 32 33 E)

Data availability

Are data archived or planned to be archived at an AMAP Thematic Data Centre?
no
If no (or only part of data are reported to a TDC), where and how are (other) data stored?
Data will be made available to AMAP in summarised form
Samples/specimens archived in specimen banks?
No

Methods & Procedures

Procedures and methodology used for, e.g., sampling and sample storage, sample pretreatment, extraction and analysis, including which laboratories are involved, references to methods employed, etc.

Analyses are conducted at the laboratories of NPO 'Typhoon' and the territorial administrations of Rosgidromet in St. Petersburg and Yakutsk

Additional Information

Is this a bi- AND multi-lateral project (i.e. a project involving cooperation between different countries)?
No
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