Comparative Estimation of Radiation Dose for Aquatic Biota from Radiation Accidents in the Area of Fukushima and Chernobyl NPP.


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Estimates of radiation doses are presented for marine biota in March-May 2011 in the coastal zone near Fukushima NPP and in the open sea. For most radiosensitive marine organisms (fish and mollusks) the radiation doses did not exceed the reference safe level of 10 mGy/day. At the distance 30 km from the NPP in the open sea the radiation doses for marine biota were much lower than those in the coastal zone near the NPP. Comparative estimates were obtained for radiation doses in marine organisms in the exclusion zones of Chernobyl NPP and Fukushima NPP.

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